Study: Touch-based navigation systems are less distracting for drivers

09/28/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Touch-based navigation systems distract drivers less than voice-activated systems, according to a study by researchers at the University of Utah. Touch navigation systems are located inside the vehicle's steering wheel and use touch sensors to indicate directions to the driver's fingers. Such a system "has the potential of being a safer way of doing what's already being done -- delivering information that people are already getting with in-car GPS navigation systems," said one of the researchers.

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