Study says voice recognition system may reduce distracted driving risk
Although the risk of distracted driving was not eliminated completely, a study showed voice recognition systems in cars reduced the time drivers looked at their devices when calling a contact or entering an address, according to a report by The Detroit News on Tuesday, March 3.
The study, which was conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab and Massachusetts Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), included 80 drivers between ages 20 and 66. Half of them drove a Chevrolet Equinox equipped with MyLink voice recognition system, while the other half drove a 2013 Volvo XC60 with Volvo Sensus. Both systems reduced the time drivers looked away when calling a contact using voice command to an average of 13 seconds, which was 2 seconds less than the average time when dialing a contact manually.
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