Big Auto Goes High-Tech

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor and analyst Isaac Pino and research analyst Lyons George discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac discusses a recent development in the auto world -- adding high-tech features to car dashboards. Ford is planning to have streaming music and podcasts, GM will have video, and Tesla will have a complete touch screen interface with a 17-inch LCD. Do these devices make driving more dangerous, or are high-tech features the next inevitable move by the auto industry? Isaac and Lyons address the apparent reluctance of the Department of Transportation to spoil the party for multi-tasking commuters.

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At the time this article was published Isaac Pino owns shares of Zipcar. Lyons George has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford and Zipcar.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord, General Motors Company, Tesla Motors, and Zipcar. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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