Apple recently announced its new CarPlay technology, which will make text messaging, hands-free calling and navigation while driving much easier to use. According to CNN Money, auto safety experts are concerned about CarPlay contributing to the distraction of driving, meanwhile consumers may be excited for this in-car technology. The following was mentioned regarding the matter:
The idea that people want to be on their phones, and therefore let's give them a way to do that -- that's not putting safety first, that's putting convenience and the desire to be in touch first," said Bruce Hamilton, manager of research and communications at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. “iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction.