"I'm just putting everyone on notice. A car is not a mobile device,"
-- David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
OK - I know the "mobile" in mobile device and the "mobile" in automobile are pronounced differently, but that's really just a phonetic accident. First off, a car is definitely mobile. And a car is most assuredly a device.
In fairness, here are the words that followed: "I'm not in the business of helping people tweet better. I'm not in the business of helping people post on Facebook better."
And the headline of the article is "NHTSA administrator: Apps must take backseat to auto safety."
So, his basic meaning is that a car is not wireless communication hardware, like an i-Pad or Droid.
But, still . . .