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Auto industry supplier Visteon reports that USB drives (presumably Flash-based) will begin to replace conventional changers as early as next year. Apparently, the drives will connect to a USB port in the glovebox, so's to stay away from the fidgety hands of meddling drivers who should be keeping their eyes on the road and their hands upon the wheel. After all, when one's going to to the road house to have a real good time, one presumably prefers to arrive in one piece, no?

USB Ports for Cars [Reuters]

DaimlerChrysler to Stick With Sirius Through 2012 [Internal]