Ford Motor Company recently commissioned the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to study the use of voice controls for vehicle electronics. Using voice controls allows the driver to keep his eyes on the road. In turn, this decreases the chance of an accident.
Shane McLaughlin, part of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute team said, “What we’re finding across our studies is that if we can keep the eyes on the road, that’s a big piece of the puzzle.”
Generally speaking, the study shows that drivers using voice controls keep their eyes on the road much more than those who are prone to tuning the radio or dialing a cell phone.
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