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GM Plans To Roll Out Anti-Distracted Driving Technology in New Cars

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A major automaker plans to create cars that can help detect distracted driving. A major automaker plans to create cars that can help detect distracted driving.
NBC RIGHT NOW-- A major automaker plans to create cars that can help detect distracted driving.

This is bad news for drivers who like to check their phones or do their makeup at traffic lights this might have the potential to make a big difference in the fight against distracted driving.

The Financial Times reports that General Motors is teaming up with safety-goods maker Takata to supply the automaker with distracted driving devices for up to 500,000 vehicles.

The cars will be equipped with eye and head tracking technology, which will measures how a driver's head rotates and then alerts the driver if they are not spending enough time looking at certain parts of the road or in their rear view mirror.

It does not stop there, analysts said the devices could also detect the driver's identity, possibly to guard against theft or prevent a teenager from taking the family car after midnight. 

GM reportedly plans to roll out the new technology in the next three to five years.
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