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Old 02-16-2018, 02:02 PM
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News: AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety on In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

AAA study finds that, while some systems are better than others, all take a driver away from driving

Visual and Cognitive Demands of Using In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems: original quoted document, 104 pages long, Oct 2017

Indeed, perhaps the most startling conclusion of the study is that no one design — voice control, touchscreens or computer-like mouse and buttons — is universally superior....

There are even more useful conclusions we can infer from the AAA study. First is that allowing navigation destination entry while driving should be verboten... Second, complex tasks, no matter how many times practiced, do not become substantially less distracting with repetition. Automakers — and they are many — who justify their systems’ complexity by relying on familiarity are plainly full of bull patooties.

The last is that the success of any infotainment seems less driven by the hardware chosen — i.e. voice controls, touchscreens, etc. — than the quality of the software controlling it. While the report does find some specific infotainment systems better than others, the one glaring conclusion is that the perfect combination of non-distracting visual cues, easily manipulated manual tasks and low cognitive load audio commands does not yet exist. More importantly, such a perfect combination might never exist. source
 
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:13 PM
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Why this should surprise anyone is beyond me.
 
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:42 PM
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Why this should surprise anyone is beyond me.
Stating the obvious, is my view as well, but this seems to not deter the manufacturers. This tech is not only unhelpful to driving, but dangerous. Yet people still want more of the same. I wonder if we are outside of North American social norms.
 
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car related fatalities for 2017 was like the same as 2016, yet still up from previous years.. thought technology would reduce deaths, huh?
 
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Stating the obvious, is my view as well, but this seems to not deter the manufacturers. This tech is not only unhelpful to driving, but dangerous. Yet people still want more of the same. I wonder if we are outside of North American social norms.
It’s just more rationalization to force us into self driving cars.
 

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