In-Car Tech And Distracted Driving, What Would You Ask At Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate

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Hands-free and voice-controlled devices built into our cars make us safer, right? Well, not so fast. We talk to the author of two new studies, who says they’re actually distracting drivers…but could be made to be more effective and safer. We also ask you what questions you would ask Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke in Friday night’s gubernatorial debate.

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  • New Studies Show In-Car Technology, Even When Hands-Free or Voice Controlled, Creates Distractions For Drivers

    Many people believe hands-free or voice-controlled technology in cars leads to safer driving, but two new studies suggest it’s just making us more distracted. The author of the studies talks about the findings, and what auto manufacturers can do to make their in-car infotainment systems safer.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • David Strayer Guest

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