AAA says in-car tech systems are too distracting

View 3       Items

And it's becoming more complicated to use.

Kakao will cooperate with Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors to apply server-based speech recognition technology in cars using the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Kakao I. "I think it had 50 buttons, 50 multi-function buttons". There are touch screens, voice commands, writing pads, heads-up displays on windshields and mirrors and 3-D computer-generated images.

"We're off the rails in terms of the level of distractions we're seeing", he said.

(Remember, infotainment systems may be different in Australian models).

"We've got an terrible lots of buttons in the auto", said driving instructor Ron Vance of GoDriving.co in Saco.

The manufacturers of these vehicles face a hard decision.

The study showed that drivers who used voice commands and touch screens to program Global Positioning System were distracted for an average of 40 seconds, while talk-to-texting tasks took about 30 seconds.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety commissioned researchers from the University of Utah to examine the visual (eyes off road) and cognitive (mental) demand as well as the time it took drivers to complete a task using the infotainment systems in 30 new 2017 vehicles. Seven were rated "moderate".

Take steps to fight breast cancer diagnosis
She is also a leader and advisor to a number of physicians and boards focused on treating, curing and preventing breast cancer . State Police are selling a limited supply of pink MSP patches for $10, with proceeds going to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

None of the 30 vehicle infotainment systems produced low demand and many of them offered features unrelated to the core task of driving. A vehicle going 25 miles per hour can travel the length of four football fields in that time.

Researchers say removing eyes from the road for just two seconds doubles the risk of a crash.

Under pressure from the industry, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012 issued voluntary safety guidelines to automakers for dashboard technology instead of enforceable safety standards.

Some cars require the vehicle to be parked in order to type in navigation, but AAA reports that 12 out of the 30 vehicles it tested allows drivers to program navigation while driving.

For now, AAA believes the best solution is for automakers to lock drivers out of certain especially distracting features while their cars are moving. The worst culprits were navigation tasks, which distracted drivers for up to 40 seconds. He's been examining the impact of infotainment systems on safety since 2013.

AAA said drivers should use infotainment technologies "only for legitimate emergencies or urgent, driving-related purposes".

The participants completed audio tests like listening to messages, sending talk-to-text messages and vocal navigation.

Related News:

  • Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr. Were Targets of NYC Criminal Probe

    Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr. Were Targets of NYC Criminal Probe

    If your last name is Trump, every one in NY understands one thing - you don't go to jail - if you are willing to pony up. In a statement to the news agency, Trump's lawyer said that the donations were not "quid pro quo" for anything.
    Los Angeles makes list of potential 2026 World Cup venues

    Los Angeles makes list of potential 2026 World Cup venues

    With the only competition coming from Morocco, the North American bid is the heavy favourite to land the sporting spectacle. All three Mexican bidding cities ( Mexico City , Guadalajara and Monterrey) are widely expected to make the final cut.
    Former PM 'would have been interviewed under caution'

    Former PM 'would have been interviewed under caution'

    He was, however, "satisfied there are compelling and obvious reasons to investigate allegations made against Sir Edward Heath ". Police looked at 42 allegations and said there was sufficient suspicion to have questioned Heath about seven of them.
  • Odell Beckham on drops: Tampa watched film of me

    The Giants were 11-5 last season mostly because of the defense carrying an offense that averaged just 19.4 points per game. This was considered by some a critique of McAdoo's offense, and a sign of predictability.
    MEPs vote to stall Brexit talks unless breakthrough is made

    MEPs vote to stall Brexit talks unless breakthrough is made

    The European Parliament , which has a veto on the final deal, also backed a resolution saying there has not been "sufficient progress" yet on the exit settlement.
    Sarah Sanders gets emotional about Las Vegas but dismisses gun control talk

    Sarah Sanders gets emotional about Las Vegas but dismisses gun control talk

    Law enforcement officials are still in the process of examining firearms to determine if they were capable of firing automatically.
  • Instagram expands new features including polls and shoppable photos

    Instagram expands new features including polls and shoppable photos

    Facebook hopes to fix that with a cheat: Allowing Instagram users to cross-post their Instagram Stories to Facebook. However, unlike Twitter's voting polls, the Instagram user can actually see who has voted on their Stories.
    Google Assistant Released on Play Store, But There's Nothing to Rejoice

    Google Assistant Released on Play Store, But There's Nothing to Rejoice

    In the latest update, Google is pushing the Assistant to the Play Store for a speedier and more streamlined update process. Until now the app used to come pre-installed on Android phones but now you can easily download it and use it.
    Investigations continue into Las Vegas shooting, deadliest shooting in U.S.  modern history

    Investigations continue into Las Vegas shooting, deadliest shooting in U.S. modern history

    Perched in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Paddock mowed down people at an outdoor concert nearby. Authorities found 19 additional firearms, explosive and some 1,000 rounds of ammunition at the Mesquite home, Lombardo said.
  • Lynx win a decisive victory, thrilling fans

    Lynx win a decisive victory, thrilling fans

    Get the app and get the game. "We need to do a better job in the offseason of trying to figure out how to draw contact". But Maya Moore did what elite players do, knocking down a runner to give the Lynx a five-point lead.
    Forza 7 gets a Day 1 patch to improve PC performance

    Forza 7 gets a Day 1 patch to improve PC performance

    Turn 10 released a patch for Forza yesterday which promises to address some of the PC version problems. As head of the studio, I apologize for any confusion or frustration our players may have experienced.
    New York Yankees: Three Keys to Taking Game 1 of the ALDS

    New York Yankees: Three Keys to Taking Game 1 of the ALDS

    Back in 1920, the Tribe defeated the Brooklyn Robins in seven games, more than a decade before they became the Brooklyn Dodgers. To find a team that lost the World Series back-to-back and then finally came up a victor , you have to go back nearly 100 years.


Most liked

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected as Samajwadi Party president
However, the party's grand old man, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and his brother, Shiv Pal Yadav, were conspicuous by their absence. The SP will now fight the 2019 Lok Sabha and 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under Akhilesh's presidentship.

Modi calls back Amit Shah from Kerala Yatra to conduct meet
The fifteen-day Yatra has created a political battle in Kerala with the BJP and the ruling CPI (M) engaging in verbal exchanges. Expecting Shah's participation, security was tightened along the road and hundreds of policemen were deployed at key points.

Woman reportedly received 20000 oxycodone pills in mail instead of yoga mat
A SC woman's mail delivery was anything but routine as her postal carrier handed her thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs. A woman in Rock Hill, South Carolina received a box full of drugs delivered to her house by mistake.