Mobile phone pioneers had doubts about driving while talking

A New York Times article highlights the long-running concerns wireless pioneers had regarding driving and dialing. Indeed, Martin Cooper--regarded by many as the father of the cell phone--suggested in the 1960s a lock that would prevent motorists from using their cell phones. Of course, the wireless industry largely ignored such advice, instead promoting the car phone as the latest and greatest in telecommunications (in the 1980s). Article

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