Today, people are very involved in technology that they forget to pay attention to the beauty of nature. Drivers who use cell phones while driving tend to be distracted and lose all the fun things that people could enjoy while driving. For example, drivers who reduce the use of cell phones while driving are more aware of what is happening on their road. Texting or calling behind the wheel can lead to drivers into a tragedy. One of the reasons is that using a device while driving is dangerous. It is dangerous because not paying attention to the road, the driver could skip a warning signal or even more dangerous a driver could injure someone. In the article, Road and Transport, Nick Collins, a journalist at Telegraph Media Group reports, "Drivers registered almost a third less information about their surroundings, including road signs and other vehicles, while speaking on the phone". Basically, Collins is stating that drivers are not conscious of the highway because they are distracted by other activities such as talking texting or eating. Therefore, electronic devices should be regulated while
Distracted driving accounted for more than 3,100 deaths in 2013. The U.S. Department of Education has taken several steps to control the number of distracted driving incidents. The organization has held summits and pushed to enforce strict texting and driving laws. Technology manufacturers are starting to get involved in the nation’s effort to save lives. The ComSonics company is currently producing a device that can potentially track a person who is sending texts from a cell phone while driving.
With new technology being introduced on almost a daily basis, it needs to be decided what ways are safe to use that technology. Advanced technology has created an abundance of things that can be used while driving. The most popular technology used while driving is the cell phone. Although it was invented in the 1970s, the cell phone did not gain momentum until the 2000s. Even during its first days, the effect of a cell phone distraction was already in the spotlight (Brown, Tickner & Simmonds, 1969). Allowing people to talk wherever and whenever, it became important to ensure this technology was not harming society. Driving is a complex cognitive task. Since its use boomed in the 21st century, several road problems and accidents were linked
In this article, Peters and Peters discuses about the risk of multitasking while driving. Not only they propose a problem, but also tries to give the reader an alternative ways of preventing the cause of an accident. He gives us three-risk factors that can reduce the chances of getting into an accident. They suggest having a printed and audible warning to warn the drivers not to use the device unless the vehicle is not moving, an integrated system “which all device are either shut off or out of driver’s sight when the vehicle is in motion” and finally, “ marketing and dealer restraint”. If these warnings are available in the vehicle, there should be a less chance to be distracted and cause an accident and also, this can be useful thing to create in the vehicle to remind the driver not to multitask while
However, this is not the only reason drivers are distracted. A few examples of distraction could be anything from changing the song on the stereo, setting up the GPS, or setting up the Bluetooth headset to answer calls. The Majority of Car manufactures are putting high resolution big screens with the ability to navigate the web, and an increasing amount of features. The demand for greater technology can increase the risks of driving since they will be using the touch-screens to navigate through the system (Vance). Although most companies pride themselves with safety they ignore the hazards of increasing technology
Introduction The Washington Post’s editorial board writes, in the article Driving into the Future, that automated cars are coming soon and that society needs to be convinced that driverless cars are safe and superior when compared to human controlled cars. This evaluation will describe how the writers make some
Generally speaking the items taken into account as vehicle speed, RPM, and throttle position as well as many other parameters. More recently developers to begin using accelerometer and global positional systems (GPS) to provide feedback to the driver (Jensen). Yet another critical component of safe driving is the human-vehicle interface (HVI), very similar to the human computer interface/ interaction (HCI). HVI is used to produce sounds, visual aids, and other forms of feedback such as the haptic steering wheel to alert the vehicle operator of the roadway conditions (traffic, construction environment, pedestrians). Since automobiles are operated by single individuals, the primary means of receiving feedback are visual. Since the introduction of HVI “the cost for real-time control systems decreases” and the new safety features provide information that hopes to improve decision-making response time (Jensen).
Porsche has yet to issue a response to Mr. Walker's suit. In September, Walker's daughter Meadow filed a similar claim against the car maker. According to the document of Meadow Walker's suit, which was obtained by Entertainment Weekly, the vehicle "lacked safety features that are found on well-designed racing cars or even Porsche's least expensive road cars - features that could have prevented the accident or, at a minimum, allowed Paul Walker to survive the crash."
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‘Blind’ by Transport However, as soon as he raises his head, there are three cyclists in front of his vehicle, he swerves right instantly, dodging the cyclists narrowly and the camera pans to his strained face. His phone later sounds with a notification (another common modern distraction for many drivers) and he instinctively peeks at the device.
Will you be driving KIT from the Knight Rider TV series? Well not exactly, but your car will be communicating with you to keep you safer. In the article car “Car-to-Car Communication”, Knight (2015) describes his experience with cars that communicate to help keep the vehicle’s occupants safer.
Eight months ago in Canton, Ohio, Joshua Brown fell victim to a deadly car crash. This incident did not involve a typical car, it involved a Tesla Motors car. Tesla cars operate by using a vision-based computer vehicle detection system; although the cars are not totally considered driverless cars, they operate in a computer-assisted mode. After
In a world where consumers’ needs are in a wide variety, InvenTel founded in 2001, is one company that is keeping up with not only what the consumer needs and wants, they are making it affordable at the same time. With everyone wanting to record everything, even while driving, InvenTel produced a product that is hands free and capable of recording video called the Dash Cam Pro. Just as it says in the title it is a camera that can be mounted to the front windshield of a car, able to record hands free.
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