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Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use.

The sounds of shrieking and yelling in a car shouldn’t be normal for most people — unless you own a family van. But inside the eight-seat 2018 Honda Odyssey, the screaming didn’t come from young children fighting over headphones for the built-in TV monitor, or what movie to watch. The shriekers were my adult passengers, freaking out over a live camera feed of their faces displayed on the main infotainment screen.

In a world where we tape over our laptop cameras and wonder if our smart home…

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