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Let's stop being driven to distraction

It’s time to talk about the safety of in-car technology, says Tom Blackie

Tom Blackie
27 July 2022
Competition for driver attention has never been greater. The roads are busier than ever, touchscreens dominate vehicle interiors, and we’re living increasingly connected lives. That means there are now many more opportunities for a driver’s focus to be elsewhere.

 

Research suggests that driver distraction and inattention are considered factors in nearly half of all fatal and serious injury accidents.

With cars now bristling with more technology than ever before, connectivity expert VNC Automotive believes it is time we recognised that the modern car interior is at risk of becoming almost as distracting as what’s going on outside.

Competition for driver attention has never been greater. The roads are busier than ever, touchscreens dominate vehicle...

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