More and more, today’s vehicles are integrating with mobile and computer technology to give drivers and passengers a safer, more convenient ride.
But is integrating more and more computer technology really good for today’s drivers?
Although today’s mobile technology that allows drivers to drive, talk and even text without using their hands or peeling their vision from the road, it’s difficult to say for sure whether or not this technology is good. On the one hand, convenience will always be a leading factor in the features cars have, but with technology – even the hands-free type – also comes another distraction from the road.
A wise Buddhist monk said, “when you are driving, drive.” It’s all about on focusing on what you do. And it’s even proven that distractions on the road, whether minor or major, are one of the leading causes of traffic accidents and fatalities. With today’s technology, cars can dial and talk to people just on the commands of the drivers voice. So when the driver is thinking about talking, then talking on their hands-free mobile systems, then closing the call, these are all things that take away from driving itself.
So what do you think? Is computer technology in cars good. Is the convenience provided better than the possible distractions caused by having such technology at our fingertips while we’re behind the wheel? While both sides of the equation have an argument, it’s important to realize that this technology will never go away, it’ll just come and go in different forms as cars and mobile technology evolves.