Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. I know I was even more distracted trying to use my own Sync system, that I quit using it entirely too. How about YOU?
This new study from AAA found that while many people like me who did let the systems do things like send a text message or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel, but found that many of the systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less.
Am I the only one who is feeling like about half of ‘new and better’ technology is actually MORE difficult and time-consuming too?