Which of these cutting-edge technologies has NHTSA rejected?

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Voice-activated Facebook

One of the biggest fears for regulators is that status-update-conscious drivers will want to fiddle with Facebook and Twitter on their navigation screens. That function would be blocked by NHTSA’s guidelines that specifically lock out social-media applications, but if drivers still want access to those applications on the road, they have one option: voice to text. The guidelines allow Facebook and Twitter apps like the ones built into Aha, a service owned by electronics company Harman and supported in certain Acura, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru vehicles. Aha’s smartphone app, controllable through the vehicle’s center stack, employs the phone’s Internet connection to let drivers listen to updates from their Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as post updates from the road as audio clips.

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