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Infotainment systems: distractions that cause car accidents

Get to know the car brands with the most eye-catching infotainment systems

For the first time of the history of the US, injuries caused by accidents have become the third leading cause of death in the country, according to the data submitted by the most recent report from the National Security Council (NSC).

The injury statistics submitted by the NSC confirm that the avoidable deaths have increased by 10% in 2017. These figures reveal that one American is accidently hurt every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event, such as drug overdose, car accident, fall, drowning, among others.
Among the main causes of traffic accidents detected, according to a study funded by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and conducted by researchers at the University of Utah, are the touch screen systems (digital boards) of cars.

For the study, 30 digital dashboards were tested and it was discovered that all of them distracted drivers to some extent, putting them at risk of accidents.

Distracted driving is considered one of the main reasons why fatal accidents have increased.

According to the AAA study, digital dash boards rated “very high” for motorists can be found in the following vehicles:

● Audi Q7 QPP
● Chrysler 300 C
● Dodge Durango GT
● Ford Mustang GT
● GMC Yukon SLT
● Honda Civic Touring
● Honda Ridgeline RTL-E
● Mazda3 Touring
● Nissan Armada SV
● Subaru Crosstrek Premium
● Tesla Model S
● Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription

Digital boards with a “high” range of distraction can be found in the following cars:

● Cadillac XT5 Luxury
● Chevrolet Traverse LT
● Dodge Ram 1500
● Ford Fusion Titanium
● Hyundai Sonata Base
● Infiniti Q50 Premium
● Jeep Compass Sport
● Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
● Kia Sorento LX
● Nissan Maxima SV
● Toyota Rav 4 XLE

Digital dashboards with a “moderate” range of distraction can be found in these vehicles:

● Chevrolet Equinox LT
● Ford F250 XLT
● Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
● Lincoln MKC Premiere
● Toyota Camry SE
● Toyota Corolla SE
● Toyota Sienna XLE

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