Wednesday, February 15, 2012

App Battles Driver Distraction but Spares Passengers - Technology Review

A hopeful leading indicator

Smart phones are a growing source of driver distraction, but researchers hope to use their capabilities to make the devices' use less dangerous. New sensing technology can determine whether a phone is being used by the driver, or merely a passenger, and is providing a building block for a new generation of distraction-thwarting apps.

Research shows that just talking on a phone increases the risk of a crash four times; texting increases it 23 times.

App Battles Driver Distraction but Spares Passengers - Technology Review

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