There was a time when cars only came with basic features and could be counted on fingers, but now changes are slowly being seen. New generation cars are now full of features. They include features like touchscreen infotainment systems, air purifiers including Len watch cameras. Among these, the maximum craze among people is that of a touchscreen infotainment system, which has reached from 7 inches to 10 inches. But whether touchscreen infotainment systems are really needed in cars is a matter of debate.
Heavy on life
Recently research has revealed that these touchscreen infotainment systems coming in cars can take a heavy toll on your life. A UK charity group IM Roadsmart (formerly Institute of Advanced Motorists) claimed in one of its research that using a touchscreen system while driving is more dangerous than driving drunk. The organization has done this research to improve road safety standards during car driving and bike riding.
Response time decreases
IM has done this study with the FIA Road Safety Grant Program and the Rees Geoffrey Road Fund. Research has revealed that modern touchscreen infotainment systems and touch-based control surfaces reduce the driver's response time, leading to its attention. The surprising thing is that if a drunk is driving, then his reaction time is slowed by 2-3 times.
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Voice-based interaction system more effective
However, this is not the first time that a study has been done about the drawbacks of modern touchscreen systems. Although this research has been done in the UK its results and conclusions affect the whole world. At the same time, using a voice-based interaction system is more beneficial than using a handheld touchscreen because it reduces concentration during driving. Voice-based interaction system features are now being offered in most systems. Although touchscreen systems are extremely effective in some cases, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are difficult to use during control (HVAC) and distract from driving.