Telematics Industry Races to Solve Driver Distraction Problems Before Feds, States Impose Regs

Background
16 states are col­lect­ing cell-phone data in traf­fic crash­es to estab­lish clear safe­ty trends
Vir­ginia Tech researchers are track­ing 100 dri­vers for a year w/ on-board cam­eras and data recorders
GM is fund­ing a 1st-of-its-kind project at Wayne State Univ School of Med­i­cine that will use mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing to watch the map brain activ­i­ty of sub­jects in a dri­ving sim­u­la­tor
Telem­at­ics indus­try is expect­ed to grow to $20B a year by 2010, accord­ing to mar­ket research firms