Siri was named the most dangerous voice assistant for drivers




American researchers conducted a study to assess the impact of electronic voice assistant on the behavior of drivers. According to the results of the experiment, the technology Siri, available on a mobile platform Apple, recognized as the most dangerous driving.


Experts compared the risk of being involved in an accident while using standard assistants in cars Chevrolet, Mercedes, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and voice assistant Siri on the iPhone. The experiment evaluated how distracted drivers are using these technologies. This indicator is scored on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 – no distractions, 5 – requires the full attention of the motorist). In studies attended by 162 people.

As a result, according to Onliner, the highest score received Siri – 4,14. This means that the personal assistant Apple distracts the driver most of all, and two of the subjects had completed their trip by collision with the car to move forward. Among the cars made by an outsider Chevrolet MyLink (3,7 points), fared better at multimedia Mercedes, Ford and Chrysler, but they also distract the driver more than talking on the phone.

“These systems are becoming more complex, they allow you to send text messages, post entries to Facebook. This increases the load on the driver, and the level of safety on the road is reduced, “- commented on the results of the scientists.

Earlier it was reported that Apple plans to move the functionality of Siri, which is currently used on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, on your Mac. Ability to work in an environment of a personal assistant desktop platform OS X is provided as part of a patent application recently published by the Office for the registration of patents and trade marks USA.

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