Digitally distracted driving: on the rise

It’s not a surprise! With increased but not full automation, automakers will allow the motorist to do something other than driving but require that he/she remain vigilant to take over from the vehicle when the automated system has difficulty with certain situations. In a world where drivers (particularly younger ones with little driving experience) are deskilled due to fewer experiences driving, how will they perform under pressure when the system says: “be prepared to take over in 3, 2, 1 …”. Insurance premiums may be increasing in the short term.

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