Voice-activated car technology very distracting, study finds

Voice-activated car technology very distracting, study finds

Researchers concluded that hands-free services, including email dictation and texting while driving required more concentration and focus than using a hand-held cell.
Researchers concluded that hands-free services, including email dictation and texting while driving required more concentration and focus than using a hand-held cell.

[CBC NEWS]

Voice-activated technology in cars is more distracting to drivers than talking on a cellphone, according to a new U.S. study.

Researchers at the University of Utah tested hands-free services, including email dictation and texting while driving.

They concluded that it required more concentration and focus than using a hand-held cell. Alberta Motor Association spokesman Don Szarko said he’s not surprised by the findings.

Read more about voice-activated car technology at CBC News.