Commuter computers: Devices in automobiles

MIT Technology Review looks at the current trends in providing information devices in automobiles. Most are GPS devices with small -- and hopefully easy to read and use -- interfaces for finding your way on the road. Some of these devices are driven by PDA's rather than using LCD's built into cars. Additional concepts seem to include porting other wireless services to car portals. A bigger issue beyond usability and interface design for these concepts is driver safety. It seems difficult enough for people to drive and talk on mobile phones, without having to use an additional device.