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HEADS UP!

■ Yamaha has teamed up with Samsung to stick what’s being called a SmartShield onto a scooter. Knowing how distracted the kids get the moment a new face on Tinder, or a Twitter or Snapchat notification comes up, Yamaha has stuck the system on one of its Tricity scoots. Operating as a secondary display to the dash, it notifies a rider as to new messages and calls – although quite what happens next is anyone’s guess. A study has shown that 24 per cent of young Italian riders use their phone on the go (plus Lewis Hamilton), but this is heralded as an aid against what would otherwise be natural selection...

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