There have been many who have looked at using in-car screens to mirror smartphone displays, and looks like Apple (being Apple) may be working on something similar as well. The Apple’s remote is touch-sensitive so drivers can operate them without looking down at the wheel.
With a tight fit, the rotating steering wheel and minor bumps from quick-moving hands could knock the remote loose, or leave it sliding around the rim or kicking it off entirely. As mentioned earlier, Apple has thousands of patents and patent applications on file with the U.S. and European Union, and yet only a small fraction end up in production.
As local and federal laws are drafted to enforce "hands free" operation of electronic devices in vehicles, Apple's invention aims to provide their customers with a sound solution. Portable media devices have become an extension to life.
With current in-vehicle entertainment systems, the driver has to take their eyes off the road in order to control the entertainment system or controls of the portable media player. Such distraction can be dangerous and can lead to accidents.
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