On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 18:57:02 +0000 (UTC)
At least one point in favor of security :-)
It disturbs me badly to busy myself with looking for the pushbutton at
first and holding it during some time after it while it takes no time to
get the volume adjusted in no time with a knob.
Once upon a time there was a computer game named Test Drive 2 (for Amiga
IIRC, later on for IBM PC too). All the action took place on the
California seaside roads. And no driving wheels this time, only
keyboard. It was very interesting that my colleagues who didn't have
*any* driving practice got better results than me who had some years'
driving experience. It was like driving a bulldozer by two sticks on the
highway :-) Pull the left one and the tractor turn left... pull the
right one and it turns right....
The very problem is that a steering wheel can be turned vith varying angular
velocity, user interfaces have the pace set by someone else.
Once I get stuck behind drivers on cruise control mode or in a traffic jam,
everything becomes a distraction!
For me at least a GPS system that actively changes your programmed route and
otherwise warns you of approaching traffic hotspots would be the best
I then won't have to drive at nigh to enjoy a good drive.
Yup. In fact, even companies that make things like cell phones and car radios
do extensive research like this. And they spend lots of money doing it right
here at VA Tech:
I have not heard of an international standard for driver distraction. However,
this stuff is being researched so much that the patterns are probably becoming
well known, so assigning values to them can't be far away.
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