A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that new state-of-the-art infotainment systems distract drivers for potentially dangerous periods of time.
"Drivers using in-vehicle technologies like voice-based and touch screen features were visually and mentally distracted for more than 40 seconds when completing tasks like programming navigation or sending a text message," the foundation found.
The study concluded that one in three U.S. adults use infotainment systems while driving their vehicles, which in turn could lead to dangerous consequences.
"When an in-vehicle technology is not properly designed, simple tasks for drivers can become complicated and require more effort from drivers to complete," said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
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