touch screens and infotainment systems in cars are chic, modern and provides space for many functions in very little space, but are they also good for road safety?
Not necessarily, shows a new study carried out by TRL on behalf of the Uk's largest independent trafiksikkerhedsorganisation, KP RoadSmart.
It informs ME RoadSmart in a press release.
the Study reveals that motorists take their eyes off the road during highway driving in up to 16 seconds to operate systems like Android Auto and Apple Carplay via the touchscreens.
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This corresponds to a speed of f.ex. 110 km/h driving almost 500 metres in the 'blind'.
While previous research shows that Apple Carplay and Android Auto fare better than the more traditional buttons, allows the results from this study give rise to some serious concerns regarding the development and use of the latest infotainment systems in vehicles, says Neil Greig, political and scientific director at KP Roadsmart.
- Anything that distracts a chaufførs eyes or attention from the road, is bad news for road safety, he says.
the Results from the new study also shows that many drivers underestimate how much attention the use of touch screens and infotainment systems stealing from driving.
Thus underestimated the participants in the studies the time, they thought, that they used to operate Android Auto or Apple Carplay via touch screens, with up to five seconds. the
A previous study from the Gjensidige Insurance showed that four out of ten drivers have experienced to be disturbed by modern cars ' touchscreens while driving.
It is estimated according to the Council for Safe Traffic, that inattention is a key factor in a third of all accidents.
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