In-car information technology is being criticized by NTSB

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 29, 2012

In-car information technology is being criticized by the National Transportation Safety Board because it is hampering efforts to lessen risks from distracted driving. The top U.S. transportation safety investigator’s chairman Deborah Hersman said that highway deaths will decline if those who are producing this technology concentrated on safety rather than sales. Hersman had convened a distracted-driving forum in Washington. Since Ray LaHood became U.S. transportation secretary in 2009, he had always emphasized that his agency’s top priority is related to distracted driving as the result of handheld and other electronics in cars.

Hersman has board that independently operates. Hersman, whose board operates independently, went further than LaHood and is asking for a ban on all phones while driving. Even hands-free devices are not allowed. At the forum, Hersman said that he wanted to dispel the myth of multitasking. He said that the drivers and passengers want to be both mobile and connected but at what price. Just last month, Intel (the largest maker of semiconductors and computer chips n the world) is expanding development of in-vehicle infotainment using its technology and its capital unit is creating a $100 million "connected car fund."

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