The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles.

NHTSA has proposed of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stated that “[t]hese commonsense guidelines, grounded in the best research available, will help designers of mobile devices build products that cut down on distraction on the road.” The guidelines encourage manufacturers to implement features which will allow a portable device to link into a vehicle’s infotainment system, known as pairing, as well as Driver Mode, which provides a simplified user interface.

For more on the proposed guidelines, click the following link.

Published by Marc Mayfield

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