Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apple's Siri Was The Most Distracting While Driving In New Study

According to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. After a series of tests involving various voice control systems, researchers found Apple’s digital assistant Siri is a high level distraction. Siri performed the worst out of all of the various systems they tested, and even resulted in two crashes during the simulator study. The AAA criticized it for its lack of flexibility when it came to recognizing voice commands from its drivers. The drivers were monitored for a variety of feedback cues including heart rate, brain functions and peripheral vision detection and response. And these things were tracked as the drivers performed the variety of voice command tasks in three separate environments: not driving, driving in a simulator, and driving in residential streets. You can find the full AAA study here .

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