Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hands Free Voice Commands Can Distract You For Up To Almost 30 Seconds While Driving


So when you talk to your car "infotainment" system or your smartphone, you're only distracted for a second or two right?

Wrong! New studies by University of Utah researchers for the AAA Foundation found that it takes up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after issuing voice commands.

Even if you are using hands-free voice commands, one of the studies showed that it's still a big distraction. The details can be found in this article by Phys.org.


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