Driver Distractions & Battery Power
Vehicle infotainment systems are part of our review process here at MotorWeek, but a new study is raising questions about how distracting they can be while driving. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found drivers using the technology can be distracted for more than 40 seconds. They point out taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles the risk for a crash. AAA tested 30 vehicle systems. Check out the results here.
As the auto industry shifts toward more electric motors, we talk a lot about lithium-ion batteries. So how do they work? The Department of Energy has put together this animation to explain.