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Driving Distracted: How Some Car Manufacturers Are Making Things Worse

A recent study conducted by the American Automobile Associate (AAA) and the University of Utah attempted to determine the impact of modern vehicles and their myriad apps, controls, bells and whistles upon a driver’s attention. [If you are involved in a car accident, here is an article to help clear a few things: What to do Before and After a Motor Vehicle Crash].

Using thirty different model year 2017 vehicles, the analysts in the study asked drivers to perform a number of “infotainment” tasks.

These tasks included making calls, sending texts, tuning the radio, programming navigation, flipping through touch screens, voice command, and other interactive technologies – all while driving their vehicles.

The drivers were then timed and their visual and cognitive distraction level was tested while they performed each task.

As a result, twelve of the vehicles ranked “very high” in the level of driver’s attention that they demanded, or in other words, the level of distraction inside the cabin of the vehicle.

Below are the top twelve most distracting cars, according to the study:

  • Audi Q7 QPP
  • Chrysler 300C
  • Dodge Durango GT
  • Ford Mustang GT
  • GMC Yukon SLT
  • Honda Civic Touring
  • Honda Ridgeline RTL-E
  • Mazda 3 Touring
  • Nissan Armada SV
  • Subaru Crosstrek Premium
  • Tesla Model S
  • Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

You can view the full study here:

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