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UK road safety charity asks drivers to turn off their mobile phones

UK-based road safety charity Brake is asking drivers to forget about hands-free calls and switch off their mobile phones completely.

Its new campaign, which has been launched at the start of the charity’s Road Safety Week, comes ten years after the use of hand-held mobiles whilst driving was explicitly banned.

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A new hope for BlackBerry... and a new challenge for Android

Podcast - 6th November 2013

It looks like BlackBerry is safe for the moment... but not with the takeover many had expected.

Meanwhile Google launches the Nexus 5, Nortel's patents are sent into battle, EE promises ever-faster 4G, the FAA allows electronic devices to be used throughout flights and we celebrate a record quarter for smartphone shipments.

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing Qi wireless smartphone charging to its cars next year

Mercedes-Benz is introducing Qi wireless smartphone charging to its cars next year

Mercedes-Benz says it’ll soon be fitting its cars with smartphone and tablet charging panels that use the Qi wireless standard.

The announcement follows a recent decision by the Consumer Electronics for Automotive association (CE4A) to endorse Qi.

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Nissan plans a smartwatch that'll monitor car and driver

Japanese motor manufacturer Nissan is creating a smartwatch designed specifically for drivers of its high-performance Nismo cars.

The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which is being shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show from this week, will capture the driver’s biometric data via a heart rate monitor whilst also reporting on vehicle telematics and performance data.

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Nokia announces map and traffic solution for vehicle manufacturers

The Nokia HERE mapping business has announced a ‘Connected Driving’ package to help vehicle manufacturers and in-car technology suppliers connect cars and drivers to key cloud-based services.

This new combination of services will be demonstrated at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next week.

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