U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller Aims To Put More Regulation On Car Infotainment Systems

In-car mobile devices can be a fatal vice. Look no further than the mishaps of texting and driving. And yet while many teenagers and adults alike remain in denail, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is out to regulate using such systems in an effort to cut down on distracted driving, according to reports.

Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, he said he wants to push automakers and suppliers to devise new “technological solutions to distracted driving.” He was not happy with what he described as the “glut of nonessential technology that has nothing to do with the task of driving.”

Rockefeller of West Virginia believes too much attention is paid to distracting drivers with car features and smartphone connectivity options.

Left with no one in the Senate to likely listen to him, he took to Facebook, where everyone listens.

“My hope is that we can spur existing or new technology that will encourage drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes and minds focused on the road,” Rockefeller said.

Tommy Zimmer is an up and coming freelance writer and journalist from Detroit, MI. He has freelanced for various websites like and local newspapers like the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Metro Times. You can check out all of his ongoings at or at

No Comments yet

Leave a comment