Eyes On The Road: New Tech Developments Diminish Distractions For Drivers Page 2

January 20, 2010

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In sum

Drivers have always had to deal with one sort of distraction or another. Not so long ago, we were concerned with eating and/or drinking and driving (which are both stills problems, obviously). Today, it's cell phones, iPods, and satnavs. We cringe at the thought of what's next.

Although telematics technology is far from perfect, it's encouraging to see that manufacturers are building in safety controls on their own, rather than being mandated to do so by government agencies. We expect such oversight will eventually be legislated -- likely after a particularly grave incident -- but for now, developers seem to be on the right track. How quickly drivers will adapt to this new, internet-immersed driving environment, however, remains to be seen.

[Mashable]

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