Study Shows Technology Inside Vehicle Is As Distracting As Cell Phones

(Last Updated On: January 21, 2018)


Cellphones have been the scapegoat for distracted driving over the past decade, but a new study suggests another electronic that could be a major problem: in-vehicle technology.

Research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied the unintended consequences of the technology that comes standard in 30 model year 2017 passenger vehicles. “Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems” found that built-in devices that allow texting, navigation and audio play divert a driver’s attention away from the road significantly.

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