Well designed technology reduces driving distraction
Here is a quote from a senior researcher at IIHS showing the tide is turning - doing something is better than doing nothing:
"In an ideal world, drivers wouldn't do anything but drive while the vehicle is moving. But people are increasingly plugged in at all times, and automakers have responded by installing systems to make it easier to use technology on the go," says Ian Reagan, an IIHS senior research scientist and a co-author of a pair of papers based on the experimental study. "While you can't completely eliminate the distracting nature of these types of tasks, this study shows it's possible to reduce some types of distraction through system design."
❝I work with an individual who is blind and suffering from carpel tunnel type issues as a result of excessive keyboarding and swiping – reading with your hands takes its toll – and the hands-free features are a great boon to someone with this dual challenge who really needs the opportunity to allow their hands/wrists to rest yet still be able to maintain a high level of productivity (and have some juice left to play the piano when work is done), so thank you.❞
Pamela Brett Woods
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