I’m one of many people that use my smartphone while driving. I don’t text while driving and I never pick up the phone, but I do have a Bluetooth connection between my smartphone and my car’s audio system so that I can listen to Pandora, Spotify or one of thousands of other online music and news stations through my car’s speakers. I can also use my audio system as a speaker phone if I need to make or take a call.
Both enable you to not only connect your car to audio systems in upcoming cars, but also to control those functions with the car’s built-in steering wheel controls.
Expect to see this technology in upcoming cars from GM, Ford, Kia, Honda, Toyota and most other companies.