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HMI and Driver Distraction

Incorporating advanced technology and connectivity in motor vehicles has the ability to make travel more entertaining and specifically far safer – but these very features may contribute to driver distraction, negating all the safety aspects. Accurate statistics in regard to distracted driving are notoriously hard to sample as most surveys rely on self-reporting for their data. Estimates of distraction as a cause or contributing factor in accidents range between a low percentage to as much as 70% of accidents. Statistics indicate that the impact of distracted driving now leads to higher fatalities.
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