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Study to examine gadget distractions

By: staff

Date: Friday, 31. August 2007

General Motors, in cooperation with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, will spend $1.6 million over three years to study the extent to which drivers are distracted by electronic equipment. According to the article on GlobalAutoNet, GM will work with the university's Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology between now and 2004, using the institute's driving simulator to measure driver distraction during use of cell phones, electronic navigation systems, and other electronic equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expressed concern about the growing number of electronic gadgets used during driving, although the agency admits there is no "good hard data" about possible danger. General Motors's manager of vehicle information technologies, Jim Rillings, said the information GM learns will help the automaker "modify some of the products in our vehicles."

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mc hammer,

.......stop ......grammer time!


yea i agree with kelbo on that. my friend lost her mom in a accident caused by a gadget distraction.


i agree with 5wheel....i kno people who have been seriously injured by disrtactions on the road...such as cell phones...i mean why r u talking on the phone while driving anyways....and wats with the GPS's..if u dont kno how to get somewhere u shouldnt be driving there anyways....DUH..DUMB AYYYYYY

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