Teleconference Between 50 Cars Sets New Indonesian Record

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Ever feel lonely when you're on a long road trip. Well for 50 drivers in Indonesia it was anything but over the weekend. Using new hands-free phone technology, the passengers in all the cars were able to talk to each other at the same time. Let's take a look.

The chairman of the Indonesian World Record Museum is awarding Ford Indonesia and "Infinity," a special club for Ford Fiesta car users. It's to mark their success in holding a conference call between 50 Ford Fiesta cars for one hour... using the cars' built in hands free phone system.

It allows the driver to communicate through voice instructions with the use of a teleconference room provided by a third party... a new experience for people on the go.

[Jaya Suprana, Indonesian World Record Museum (MURI)]:
"Today's record is special because it had never happened before. There is a community of car owners with the same brand using their cars... as well as the telecommunications technology to establish a social network. It is actually very good. They can be pioneers. And hopefully later other car communities can also form a community like this. "

In December 2010, the Indonesian government banned the use of handheld phones while driving, drivers instead required a hands-free device like a headset while driving.

In 2010, there were over 6,000 automobile accidents in Indonesia... and over 100 of them were caused by distracted drivers talking on the phone while driving.

NTD, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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