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Volkswagen Routan: Driver Distraction and Chatty Navs

Last week, the New England Motor Press Association and MIT sponsored an excellent roundtable on in-car connectivity. One of the attendees asked the panelists why car companies couldn’t build a passenger-sensing system into their infotainment systems to allow for certain functions, like entering a destination into the navigation system or pairing a phone while the car was moving. The panelists all agreed that drivers would find a way around passenger sensors and perform the functions themselves, increasing driver distraction ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Car Tech, Volkswagen Routan, Distracted Driving, Navigation, Bluetooth

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