Study: In-Car Devices May Be More Distracting


The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety commissioned a survey by the University of Utah, and they found indeed what one suspects many people have already figured out… that when your hands-free, voice activated in-car software can’t quite seem to get right the name of that restaurant you are shouting out for directions, that indeed becomes even more distracting than say, composing a text message while driving.

So as much as this new technology has now become standard in most automobiles, if it has a bad ear and low accuracy, that’s a big problem. The AAA says that these current shortcomings in these products intended as safety features, are in fact adding to the problem.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York.

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