Technology in Transportation: Going from Life-Saver to Life-Taker
December 2, 2014
Written by Tommy Rector, faculty member, Transportation and Logistics Management at American Public University
Driving today is a technology experience. Car technology gives drivers information on vehicle operations and lets them talk on the phone, listen to and write text messages, get local weather radar, and follow turn- by- turn directions through GPS navigation. In commercial vehicles, satellite controls and computerized logs are added to the mix.
Technology, in some ways the key to increased transportation safety, is increasingly attributed to accidents caused by distracted drivers. Texting while driving is an increasingly common cause of crashes and, although early initiatives such as “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” were very popular, motor vehicle accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate.
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