Google’s New In Car Interface News Part I
Sometimes, with new technology and automobiles, more is not better. One of the highest causes of car accidents and death is associated with the smartphone. These kinds of accidents didn’t happen back in the day because there was no telephone. Well there was one in the 70’s that was modeled after a heavy military boot. This phone was so awkward and could only be used while in the vehicle so it wasn’t as if it was anything like a smartphone of today’s technology. Quite frankly, it was scary, and not many felt compelled to have it. Therefore, the actual counts of accidents due to its use were minimal.
It may seem now, that with Googles technology and way ahead of the competition creative thinking, that the use of Wi-Fi would be the answer to motorists and their insatiable appetites for phone conversations and texting while driving, but alas, it is not. Google is about to rely on a simple plastic USB cable. Smartphone and car companies are employing this strategy to put an end to distracted driving, well at least take a chunk out of it, as it seems that drivers are simply unable to separate even just speaking from good driving skills. I feel compelled to interject here that there has to be more than just technology that is causing our accident rate to spiral out of control. Is the way the students are taught to drive? Both professionally and at home? It’s as if our drivers feel they are invincible and are not terribly concerned for themselves or for the lives around them. Hit and runs are at their highest rate ever, where’s the accountability? I realize of course that this is not something that Google or any other high tech business can change, but someone has to do something about it. Okay, I’ve ranted enough.