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Randy Atkins: As laws restrict cell phone use in cars, newer technologies like text messaging move in.
John Lee: Looking off the road for just a few seconds can dramatically increase your crash risk.
Randy Atkins: John Lee, an engineer at the University of Iowa, says people are generally overconfident about the multi-tasking they can do while driving. But, soon, you may get a reality check through such technologies as eye-tracking that…
John Lee: …allow the car to know what the driver’s looking at or not looking at and maybe even get a sense of whether driver’s lost in thought.
Randy Atkins: Your car could then warn you…or even take its own defensive actions. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103.5 FM, WTOP Radio.