Your life may pay the price for wearing a smartwatch with which to talk to others while you are driving; This is confirmed by international research conducted on drivers who wear watches and interact with them while driving.
Research has shown that the driver’s ability to react to a problem he faces while driving while he is busy talking or sending messages via the watch is very weak, and most likely he will not be able to avoid it. Read also After Amazon acquired a start-up car company, Musk accused Bezos of imitating him Nissan Leaf..artificial intelligence to calm your anger while driving on the road Cameras on delivery buses.. Amazon expands surveillance empire It was revealed by an American deal…
Transport Canada described this as distracted driving; When the driver is distracted, his performance and full awareness of problems on the road will not be optimal.
The authority said the distraction could take the form of texting, talking on the phone or passengers, eating or drinking while driving, or using the entertainment or navigation system.
Using a hands-free electronic device is 4 times more distracting than talking to an adult passenger.
In Canada, distracted driving contributed to 21% of accidents that lead to the death of their owners, and 27% of them caused serious injuries.
Hundreds have died in the United States as a result of wearing a smart watch, although it has laws that prohibit distracted driving and prevent drivers from talking on smart watches or cell phones, but in 2017 alone 3,166 people died in accidents due to distracted driving. Other than that, American studies confirmed that more than 90% of road accidents are the result of human error.
On the other hand, two research teams from HEC Montréal Tech3Lab, which specializes in studying interactions between people and technologies, tested the interaction of drivers on the roads while dealing with smart watches.
The test placed 31 drivers in one of 4 different driving situations, and alerts were sent to drivers on a mobile phone, smartwatch or by a loudspeaker.
Drivers had to respond to these alerts aloud, drivers received texts by mobile phone or smartwatch, and had to respond using their phone to send a text message.
And smartwatches were found to be more distracting to drivers than mobile phones, while voice assistants were less distracting.
Drivers’ gazes were less focused while driving when they received alerts written on their smartwatches than on their mobile phones.
Drivers’ gazes were also less focused on their driving when written alerts were sent to them on a mobile phone than when they heard the alert through a loudspeaker.
Additionally, drivers were more distracted by written alerts than by voice alerts.