Is Android Auto Really A Safety Promoting Tool
It's not surprising that the auto industry keeps up with all the talk of "mobile geddon" and other advances in mobile technology. Multitasking has been elevated to a new level in society. We've even taken it to the roads.
The car is where we spend most of our personal, social, and networking lives. The average commute to work can be quite long. A 45-minute commute to work is enough time to accomplish everything on our to-do lists. Every day, we rely on technology in cars to get to work and get to our destinations.
As statistics show, texting and driving are leading to more accidents and even deaths. The auto industry has mastered the art of balancing the need to get us to our destination and the need to complete our commute.
Over the years, many changes have taken places such as Bluetooth technology or hands-free voice-activated phone calling. Android Auto: What do you think? Can Android Auto promote safety and multitasking?
The Benefits of Android Auto
Distraction is minimized - According to current statistics, some people text while driving. Android Auto's simple interface design means that distractions are minimal with Android Auto. Your distractions are minimized by a quick glance at your screen, rather than reaching for your phone.
Android Auto allows you to use your phone hands-free. Android Auto is a great alternative to searching your phone at red lights or stop signs for useful information. You can have all the information you need while you're on the road.
Steering wheel controls - Use steering wheel controls for music or navigation to control your music. Your hands will stay on the wheel. Safety is easier for everyone when you have your hands on the steering wheel.
You are held responsible - Your phone is plugged into your car and you cannot use it. It can work out in your favor if you remove the temptation.
Voice Control - Use your voice to send a message or receive directions. You can dictate the message and Android Auto will be your personal secretary. It can take your message, reply back to you or give you the directions you need.
Does Android Auto promote safety? This remains to be determined, but it is a positive step in the right direction.