Millions flying blind – distraction at the wheel: It’s not just the cell phone!

The monitored people behind the wheel don’t find this prospect as exciting as a funny Insta post. Only 39 percent of those surveyed agree to a camera or infrared scan of the eyes, face and head, in which the technology only recognizes distraction anonymously. “There is still a need to convince drivers about driver monitoring,” says Lauterwasser. He is hoping for the power of conviction: “It shouldn’t be about paternalism, but about support.” If drivers are warned when they are distracted, this feedback could already contribute to a positive change in behavior: “We should use that to reduce road traffic to make it safer for all of us.” Even if the car beeps or flashes again. (SPX)

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