Tablets could be the automobile's next entertainment device

Tablets could be the automobile’s next entertainment device.

[newsimage][/newsimage]It's not uncommon to spot a minivan with a similar mini TV broadcasting kid-friendly shows in the interest of keeping on-board children entertained - and their driving parents sane. Kids are scientifically less likely to squeal "are we there yet?!" if Spongebob Squarepants is doing whatever it is a talking sea sponge does. Or maybe they're occupied texting friends on a fancy phone. Could tablets, with their myriad functions, ubiquitous appeal and large screens, supplant vehicular boob tubes and smart phones as the car-based distraction of choice?

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