Author: Chris Schreiner


Publication Date: Feb 24 2014


Pages: 6


Report Type: Insight, Word



 In-Vehicle UX

Assessing the Risks of Cognitive Distraction in the Car




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Report Summary:

Since NHTSA’s guidelines regarding visual-manual distraction for embedded systems were released, focus has been shifting to the dangers of cognitive distraction. A high profile study suggesting that speech recognition and cognitive distraction are serious issues garnered significant attention. However, naturalistic studies still suggest that visual-manual distraction negatively impacts crash risk, without any evidence that cognitive distraction does. Methodological issues between the different studies can help explain the apparent contradictions and guide future design decisions.


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