While on-board navigational systems are becoming more popular, newer voice activated options are less distracting to the driver.
On-board navigational systems are becoming more population and even standard options on many cars. While these devices are helpful for finding your way, they can also be a major distraction to the driver. The facts below illustrate how an on-board navigational system can distract a driver:
|Risk of Use While Driving
||What You Can Do?
- Entering destination information and reading the display, while driving is a primary distraction to the driver. But there are options you can take to reduce this risk.
- Voice input and voice output systems can significantly reduce the distraction associated with navigational systems. These are also more ergonomic and safer than visual-manual entry systems (Tijerina et al, 1998).
- Navigational systems that include turn-by turn instructions, rather than complex information, are less distracting to the driver (Dingus et al, 1995).
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