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Texting While Driving PSAs: Watch Out Police Ticketing in CA, DE, NY & More

distractionYouTube and government agencies are showing videos in an attempt to try to get teenagers and young adults to stop texting while driving. April isĀ  Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

In the rap video “I’m a Textpert Rap Battle” Rhett and Link rap in funky fake cars about how cool they are because they can text and drive. Guess what happens? They crash into each other. The video has over half a million views since April 7 and links to http://www.distraction.gov/.

152 Million Connected Cars in 2020 with $14.5 Billion in Revs & VERY Big Data

BiG dataRevenue from automotive data assets from integrated connected car systems will generate $14.5 billion in revenue by 2020, according to a connected car study from IHS Automotive, driven by Polk.

In Emerging Technologies: Big Data in the Connected Car, IHS Automotive predicts there will be 152 million actively connected cars on global roads by 2020 generating 11.1 petabytes of data.