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Study finds voice-controlled interfaces distract drivers

Drivers are less observant and take longer to brake when engaged in activities such as hands-free texting, researchers say

  • Drivers were less likely to scan for hazards at intersections when using a speech-to-text interface than when listening to the radio, research conducted by the University of Utah for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found.

  • Drivers were more distracted when using a speech-to-text interface than when listening to the radio, research conducted by the University of Utah for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found.

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