Friday, September 11, 2015

As Head-Up Displays Become Common, Distraction Becomes an Issue - The New York Times

A digital dashboard dilemma -- viewer discretion is advised

"“It’s like the Wild West out there in terms of what’s being put into cars, and we’re expressing caution because there are no standards,” said Deborah Hersman, president of the independent National Safety Council near Chicago and a former chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

“If a head-up display can warn of a collision or a grade crossing ahead and a train coming, that may actually help,” she said. “But if it puts up an iPod playlist or sends a restaurant reservation, that may distract from the task of driving.”"
As Head-Up Displays Become Common, Distraction Becomes an Issue - The New York Times
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