Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are causing drivers to be more distracted, according to a new AAA Study.
Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping-assist technologies are lulling drivers into thinking they can pay less attention to the road. Also drivers don’t always properly use or understand some of their cars’ ADAS systems.
The AAA study found that adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping make drivers “nearly twice as likely to engage in distracted driving” as drivers who aren’t using them. It concluded that auto makers must do a better job of educating consumers about ADAS systems.
“This new research suggests that as drivers gain more experience using ADAS technology, they could develop complacency while behind the wheel,” said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “Over-reliance on these systems can put drivers and others in dangerous conditions during critical moments.”
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