Banking on Bluetooth
The growing state bans on cellphone use while driving might be a pain for some motorists, but it is sure to be a boon for many retailers selling Bluetooth accessories.
Industry executives said that as states mandate hands-free cell use, more drivers will be seeking alternatives, such as Bluetooth-enabled accessories. Consumer awareness has been heightened such states as New York, which bars hand-held phone use while driving, and California, whose law takes effect July 1.
To help convince those and other drivers that Bluetooth is the way to go, manufacturers continue to simplify devices’ operation and setup.