Infotainment systems in cars increase risk of road deaths.... A survey says...

3y ago

A survey by American Automobile Association(AAA) states that the usage of satellite navigation is so complicated that it requires the driver to take their eyes off for more than 40 seconds which increases the risk of accidents.

“Drivers want technology that is safe and easy to use, but many of the features added to infotainment systems today have resulted in overly complex and sometimes frustrating user experiences for drivers,” said Marshall Doney, President of the AAA.

Automobile manufacturers are requested to make a more intuitive and innovative solution to the satellite navigation integrations in cars. Voice recognition and access to information prove as distracting as using mobile phones while driving.

“Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel” is the AAA’s advice.

Article by- TheGenuine Petrolhead.

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Comments (3)

  • Is this really news? Every SatNav system I’ve used has said not to change the settings when the vehicle is in motion. Something that could be enforced I guess.

      3 years ago
    • Sometimes... When a driver has to change his location on a SatNav, In a hurry he decides to change it while the vehicle is in motion and becomes prone to accidents... I think this is what the AAA wants to highlight.

        3 years ago
  • What was so wrong with old buttons that you just knew were there and could adjust without looking at them, now to adjust certain things in a car you need to be looking at the large infotainment screen which is not really safe, good point!

      3 years ago