Could New Car Technology Be More Distracting?

July 16th, 2019 egreenfield
man connecting phone to car

It’s 2019, and our digitized communication is through the roof. We are already overwhelmed with the amount of digital and social media interaction, that we aren’t paying attention to what’s important in our lives. When it comes to driving and transportation, it’s vital to be very aware of your surroundings and be attentive to the road. But are we going in the wrong direction with all the new technology going into cars?

New Technology in Cars

I’m sure you have already seen many newer vehicles with larger screens in the car. They almost look like tablets or even computer screens. The idea is to make everything easier for the driver to navigate, listen to music, and communicate. But this may be a major problem. As we are already distracted by our own computer screens, why do we think this will be less distracting? It won’t. This could be even more distracting to the driver, which may cause more accidents in the future. The new technology could backfire.

If this is the case, then we should be even more cautious on the road. Here are some tips on paying attention to the road with all the new car technology coming into the world:

  • If you’re receiving text messages, pull over to the side of the road and respond, or just wait till you reach your destination.
  • Set a music playlist or podcast before you back out of the driveway. Don’t keep searching music or changing the song.
  • Set navigation beforehand, and make sure if it’s a longer trip to have stops pinned in the GPS or navigation systems a head of time.
  • It can wait. Whatever form of communication or internet usage that’s in the car technology, it can wait until you arrive at your destination.

Driving carefully and cautiously is important, especially with others in the car. Car accidents happen all the time, and you don’t want to put yourself at risk for it to happen. Car technology is on the rise, but it’s up to the drivers to be attentive to the road and not distracted by the gadgets.

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