Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt

September 20, 2010

BMW's latest tech fetish: Apple's iPod and iPad, which find new homes in cradles mounted on BMW headrests and in the place of iDrive--but only in Europe. Is it something we said (about iDrive, probably)? [Fast Company]

The NHTSA may be considering national distracted-driving laws, which has cellphone makers and carriers worried. If not somewhat cynically. [Detroit News]

Ah, America and your colorful regionalisms. Cincinnatians like the color red; green is tops in Boston and the pols in D.C. favor blue. Well, they do for now, at least. [MSNBC]

Meanwhile in France, the 2010 Paris Auto Show will offer the premiere of the Citroen Lacoste concept, which courts attention from fashion-forward folks or tennis fans, or both. [AutoWeek]

It's a bicycle, it's a trailer, it's a lifesaver--it's Zambulance! (Only strong-legged drivers need apply.) [Gizmag]

Audi may have a Volt of its own up its sleeves. Since it's based on the A1, they're very short sleeves, perhaps even a tank top. [Autopia]

In a stroke of coincidence, GM's launched its MyVolt web site, which brings together extended-range electric-vehicle aficionados as never before. Since there hasn't been a before. [AutoblogGreen]

When you ask, "What's been missing from my day?" without qualification, of course we're going to answer, "A Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang replica made out of a Land Rover." [Auto Motto]

Finally today, the inventor of the Club has gone to the great smash-and-grab in the sky. James Winner, your place in heaven is guaranteed....if you can remember where you put the key. [KickingTires]

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