A big dent in freedom
"Carmakers support the new measures to a degree, but technology companies do not." Carmakers can force you to buy a $5,000 "technology package" to get their ineffective nav system -- gee, wonder why they support the government's possible ban of anything from a smartphone in a car?
I knew that with the yahoos in government in California and our President trying to act like Jimmy "55 mph" Carter, we would get here really quickly. We have so few techies in Congress that these idiots believe that listening to a nav app is equivalent to texting!
After they strip you of your right to navigate, next will be the entertainment system. Do you think the car guys are going to pass up the opportunity to force you to pay for Pandora, etc. including a cellular connection built in? if you want to change a station, you are going to have to pull over to the side of the road -- just like you now do for your AM or FM station -- wait, we don't have to do that.
Or pull to the side to touch a screen of the nav system to select an alternate route, just like you do with your climate control -- wait, we don't have to do that either!
And your freedom will fly away on the wings of "safety". Wait, it gets better, this new Federal Regulation, not only steals a right reserved to your state government, but the fantastically expensive new bureau, packed with party bosses will cost you big additional taxes!