DOT Guidelines Press Automakers to Limit Distractions

In Car Connectivity

- February 16, 2012

The Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion is not going away, when it comes to in-car tech­nol­o­gy and safe­ty issues. Guide­lines issued last week pro­pose that automak­ers design dash­board tech­nol­o­gy to lim­it the amount of time dri­vers take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel by lim­it­ing the com­plex­i­ty and amount of inputs required to com­plete a task. More pro­pos­als will apply to hand-held devices.