Report: In-Dash Car Tech Can Be Annoying, Buggy

Modern automobiles are rolling computer systems, bristling with processors and digital controllers. They’ve long been found under the hood, monitoring how the engine runs and other systems interact, but now they’re more prominent in the dashboard.

The April 2013 issue of Consumer Reports looks at the digital lifestyle features found in modern cars. Even the least expensive models now let you plug in your smartphone or media player right into the dash, and more cars come with sophisticated touch screens that control music and other features related to driving pleasure and comfort.

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