While rapid technological advancements are often a good thing for society at large, they do come with a price.
Manufacturer-installed infotainment systems can provide you with many luxuries that were not available in the past, such as GPS navigation and an endless supply of music.
However, infotainment systems may not be as safe as they seem. Read on to learn more.
Infotainment Systems Easily Cause Distracted Driving
You may not consider your car’s infotainment system a distraction, but unfortunately, it often is.
Studies show infotainment systems are often too dangerous to use safely. In fact, many of these manufacturer-installed systems can be even more distracting than using a cellphone or texting while driving.
The problem here is that if you are like most drivers, you may assume all technological devices built into your vehicle are safe to use while driving.
However, using your car’s infotainment system requires you to take your eyes off the road for extended periods of time, and you are involved in complicated interactions with the technology. Both of which are unsafe behaviors.
Using both voice-based and touch screen technology, your hands, eyes, and mind are not fully capable of focusing on the road ahead.
Get to Know Your System Before Driving
Getting a new car can be fun, but it is important to get to know your car’s infotainment system while you are stationary rather than trying to figure things out while you are driving.
Giving your new infotainment system your undivided attention while you are not moving will help you gain a better understanding of the technology so you can feel confident using it when you’re out on the road.
We Can Help Injured Car Crash Victims
Not everyone is aware of the dangers of distracted driving. If another driver was distracted and caused an injury-sustaining car accident as a result, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about what we can do for you.
We offer free consultations and we know how to assist you. Contact our office right away to discuss the details of your case by calling (678) 270-2377 or filling out the online contact form.