Seems that car manufacturers, specifically Ford in this case, are more interested in the bottom line than people's safety:
Quote from the article:
"At the same time, some wonder whether the added options would distract drivers from driving."
"Ford maintains that Sync's voice-command feature lets drivers keep their eyes on the road instead of fumbling with their phones. Ford also built in some safeguards, such as disabling the car's Wi-Fi connection once the car is shifted out of park so as not to encourage Web surfing while driving. It also said it would allow only applications that would not endanger drivers, so playing video games would be out.
Sync is strategic to Ford in another way, Lindland said.
In five years, 57% of the car-buying public will be under 50 years old, she said. "That means there will be an awful lot of people out there multi-tasking while they're driving. That is the reality of people's lives, so why not be proactive and let people do those things as safely as possible?"'
We're doomed. HSA et al. need to kill this NOW.