If you ask any automakers that equips them their models, the answer is unequivocal: “Yes.” Manufacturers claim a large touch screen, replacing some handles and knobs, the player with the radio and able to function with your smartphone, attract customers and increase revenues. Another argument – voice control functions and the ability to talk on the phone without taking your hands off the wheel.
But there is an opposite point of view: you can not while looking at the screen and the road.
This was stated by David Strayer, a professor of neurology at the University of Utah, who held a number of studies on distraction while driving. Their results suggest reading text messages takes about 4 seconds … In other words, 4 seconds, the driver does not watch the road. And monitors, according to the professor, “the driver requires more attention than admit the elementary concepts of security».
The functionality of infotainment systems is diverse. They allow the driver to read his tweets can upload photos and many others. In general, the automotive industry and consumers are faced with the problem of the lack of regulatory law.
At present, there are some rules, but they are few. To understand their seriousness and necessity, think at least on one question: what should be the brightness of the screen? NHTSA has published some recommendations, but it is not the law. A life requires legislative consolidation of certain standards, so that tomorrow, after the unpleasant incident, it was not necessary to introduce a supplement to the rules of the road.
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