AUDIOVOX DISTRACTED DRIVER

His bus reportedly veered off course and over a highway median. The Bad The monitor’s screen is tiny and picks up interference when not in use, which can be distracting while driving at night. Offering a simple, four-wire installation on most vehicles, the Audiovox ACA wireless backup camera can be installed by a person comfortable with simple hand tools in an afternoon. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted And soon, self-driving cars could help eliminate distracted driving altogether. Don’t show this again. Camera’s easy installation makes it an easy target for theft.

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Then, it slammed into a second school bus and claimed the lives of a 7-year-old, 6-year-old and a year-old teacher’s aide. Vermonters already are banned from texting while driving and drivers under 18 are barred from using any portable electronic device.

That’s great if you’re worried about your kids, but it could also be a way to make yourself a more disciplined driver. The department has a texting and driving simulator that shows how dangerous it can be to drive distracted.

Kathy Bonds of Fort Worth thinks laws are part of the answer. In distacted, the Texas Department of Transportation has launched statewide awareness campaigns. A number of car companies have taken it upon themselves to integrate solutions into their vehicles.

Distracted Driving Is A Huge Problem — But Technology Can Help

However, with the ACA’s simplicity come rough edges in the form of interference from other wireless sources, sometimes with surprising results. Features When the driver places the vehicle in reverse, power flows to the tapped reverse light, activating the rearview camera. The monitor is distrqcted 2. The camera mounts at the rear of audiovos vehicle and features a degree wide-angle lens.

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Vehicles with reverse lights near the license plate frame offer the easiest installation, while other vehicles–such as our test Chevrolet Aveo, which features a license plate frame on the liftgate and reverse lights on the vehicle body–will require the removal of many body panels and complicated routing of the wires.

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Siri on iPhones, for example, can automatically read audioox text messages aloud, and there are ways to do the same thing on Android phones. The image is clear, if tiny, and full color, making it easy to discern what or who is directly behind the vehicle. The Bottom Line The Audiovox ACA wireless rearview camera provides an easy way to increase the safety of your vehicle while backing up, if you can deal with the wireless technology’s rough edges.

This infrared illumination allows the camera to effectively operate in low light situations, albeit at the expense of color. Distracted driving is common in Texas, studies suggest.

The Bad The monitor’s screen is tiny and picks up interference when not in use, which can be distracting while driving at night. But the effectiveness of such measures is unclear. Offering a simple, four-wire installation on most vehicles, the Audiovox ACA wireless backup camera can ditracted installed by a person comfortable with simple hand tools in an afternoon.

Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. You could outfit disrracted car with a mount to keep your smartphone at eye level, and then use the handset’s voice-activated features. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

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The ACA rearview camera system consists of two audiovod Texas is one of nine states without a statewide ban on texting while driving.

The Good The Audiovox wireless rearview camera is easy to distraxted with only simple hand tools on most cars. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Two House committees are studying those measures, while prospects for a proposed outright ban on using portable electronic devices while driving appear slim. The one you’ve been waiting for. Hubbard notes that there are also simpler options.

Can technology help in battle against distracted driving?

First remove two screws holding the vehicle license plate, line the camera’s mounting holes up with those of the license plate, and attach the device to the vehicle with the two longer screws included with installation kit. The inclusion of infrared illuminators allows for clear rearward vision, even at night. The more complicated the task, the more distracting it is, the study said, and the more likely to cause an accident.