Safety group pans GM’s new Marketplace in-dash shopping

The president of the National Safety Council says GM's new Marketplace app will only worsen distracted driving at a time of rising auto fatalities.

When it comes to our cars, is the Internet of Things a godsend? Or a hidden menace that will create more problems than it will solve?On the same day General Motors announced it will equip newer-model cars with its in-dash Marketplace e-commerce app, a prominent safety group was shooting it down. National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman tells Bloomberg the technology will only contribute to distracted driving and hurt efforts to stem the tide of rising auto fatalities, which grew 5.6 ...