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The Government Wants to Regulate Map Apps

Matt Ball on June 20, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Obama White House emphasized that point in a proposed new transportation bill that would not only place restrictions on built-in automobile navigation aids, but also apply to apps on smartphones.

Current laws banning cell phones or texting while driving, the New York Times said, are not clear when it comes to apps such as Google Maps, Apple’sMaps or Google-owned Waze, an app that utilizes members (Wazers) to report traffic problems and the presence of police speed traps.

According to the proposed transportation bill, NHTSA would have the authority to regulate and set restrictions on these and other navigation-related apps.

Read more via Yahoo! Tech

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