A researcher from the Motor Industry Research Association recently voiced his thoughts on the proliferation of automobile apps in the marketplace and their impact on distracted driving. A supporter of the recent anti-distracted driving guidelines issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the doctor reasoned that apps which help get us to our destination or monitor our fuel economy are also creating information overload that has the potential to reduce driving ability. He urges the United Kingdom to consider enacting voluntary guidelines similar to what the NHTSA has offered, saying that things like scrolling text, the internet, and social media should be placed out of a driver’s sight in a vehicle cabin. He would also like to see maximum sound requirements put in place.
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