Voice activated technology causes road safety risk

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In-car voice activated technology, which allow the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, actually pose a road safety risk. A US study has concluded that voice-activated systems take the driver’s mind off the task in hand, and can be the source of major distraction. These systems let...
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In-car voice activated technology, which allow the driver to keep their hands on the steering wheel and eyes on the road, actually pose a road safety risk.steering

A US study has concluded that voice-activated systems take the driver’s mind off the task in hand, and can be the source of major distraction.

These systems let drivers use voice commands to dictate a text, send an email and even update a Facebook page.

However, carmakers say the systems not only address safety concerns, but also cater to consumers who increasingly want to stay connected on the Internet while driving.

 

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