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Driving a vehicle now comes with a slew of distractions.  Not only do you have to worry about your car and its passengers, but there’s also phone calls, GPS systems, a high-tech sound system, text messages … the list goes on and on.  Thanks to Mercedes-Benz USA, you can also add Facebook to that list.

There are other (unsafe) ways to check Facebook while driving, through mobile apps or other devices, but Mercedes-Benz USA is rolling out cars with Facebook installed directly into an in-vehicle telematics system.  The vehicles will feature a special version of Facebook, centered on locations and nearby businesses.

As more distractions become available to drivers, a Wisconsin car insurance policy becomes that much more important.  Even if you consider yourself a good driver and impervious to such distractions, how can you be sure that other drivers are not updating their status instead of checking their blind spot?

Developers of the Mercedes-Facebook Telematics Service stress that it is as safe as using a vehicle’s radio or navigation system.  For example, the Facebook program in one of these vehicles will not allow a user to enter text while the vehicle is in motion.

Despite the safety measure taken by the company, this is yet another distraction to drivers and all the more reason to make sure your car insurance is protecting you.  If you have any questions regarding your Wisconsin car insurance policy or if you would like to speak to an agent about setting up a plan, contact us today!


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