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Who taught you to drive?

Balancing desire for ‘infotainment’ gear, need for safety

The commercial for Mercedes-Benz’s new onboard “infotainment” system is simply mesmerizing: You can check Facebook, browse the Internet, or see a 3-D map, all on a screen about as big as an iPad.

Cadillac’s new CUE system is also full of bells and whistles, letting drivers peruse maps, search for restaurants, or access dozens of radio stations, phone numbers, and addresses through a touch-sensitive screen.

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