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Transport Canada looks to regulate telematics devices; CWTA raises concerns

News | 06/23/2003 4:00 am EDT

Cell phones aren’t telematics devices and shouldn’t be treated as such in Transport Canada’s new consultation process on driver distractions, says Canadian Wireless Telcommunications Association (CWTA) head Peter Barnes. Barnes, president and CEO of the wireless lobby, says he’s disappointed that Ottawa would try to link systems such as in-car navigation aids with wireless handsets in a recently released consultation document, Strategies for Reducing Driver Distraction from In-Vehicle Telematics Devices: A discussion document.

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