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Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   2/27/2012 8:28:12 AM
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Jenn, How much of all these is being driven by companies and their suppliers and how much is customer driven? Is the government more in the driver's seat of imposing regulations to enhance safety or are customers also as concerned?

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Jennifer Baljko   2/25/2012 12:56:34 PM
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WaqasAltaf - Ah, yes, the cost of doing something like the safety interlocks @prabhakar mentioned. True, most things have an impractical side when weighing the manufacturer's total costs, easy-of-use for consumers, and government safety issues. Not sure where the compromise should be.

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Jennifer Baljko   2/25/2012 12:47:31 PM
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Prabhakar - You may be on to something with the safety interlock. More big brother kind of stuff, but actually sounds like something that could be a useful early-warning system.

 

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Jennifer Baljko   2/25/2012 12:41:56 PM
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Stochastic - You may be right. If recommendations are aimed at reducing the input function and not at somehow changing the visual interaction, drivers will still be distracted.

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Jennifer Baljko   2/25/2012 12:38:03 PM
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Barbara - You raise a good point, and I can completely reated to your Mom. With all this hyperconnectivity, it's hard to find one quiet place. Would love to see a car company market something like that.

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WaqasAltaf   2/25/2012 8:24:00 AM
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@ prabhakar

"checking the driver's eye balls and giving if audio alerts when he gets distracted  and so on."

Such features, you are advising, would be very expensive to implement if even practicable. The question is, whether the car manufacturer are able to sell cars at an acceptable price after installing such functions. Is it practicable that every driver on road be taught about these advanced functions to be used and regulations to be followed?

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WaqasAltaf   2/25/2012 8:17:00 AM
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@elctnx_lyf

Well I think government can play a role. It can recommend traffic police officials to catch violators. I can impose safety regulations that need to be complied by the manufacturers if they are to put the product on market; i.e. by restricting them to install all necessary functions that are helpful in maintaining driver's concentration if he wants to use tech devices while driving. Orientations programmes for people applying for licenses is another way to ensure safety regulations are followed.

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Eldredge   2/24/2012 10:03:19 AM
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I suspect the types of interlocks that you suggest are planned in the implementation, but hte guidelines aren't going to be so detailed as to define how to accomplish it.

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prabhakar_deosthali   2/24/2012 7:07:30 AM
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In case of any issue related to distracted driving, it is not only the distracted driver (and his vehicles occupants) who are at the risk of an accident, but they can also be the cause of accident to the vehicles following, leading or in the side lanes.

Hence such issues caanot be left to just guidelines , but there have to be safety interlocks put in by the technology built into the vehicles  so that such distracted driving does not happen.

Such safety interlocks could be in the form of disabling such features when the vehicle is in motion, checking the driver's eye balls and giving if audio alerts when he gets distracted  and so on.

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Barbara Jorgensen   2/23/2012 4:14:58 PM
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I fear you are correct. Somehow, that's an addiction I have managed to avoid. Chocolate, on the other hand...

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