Many drivers still believe they can drive safely while texting, despite tests which prove that it is ‘almost impossible’.
XPI Simulation, designer and manufacturer of advanced simulator technology for training applications, has launched a new software module which measures how SMS-text distractions affect driving ability.
The tests are carried out under normal driving conditions and then repeated while asking the driver questions by text message. The results then compare driving skills with and without texting.
Alan Davenport, XPI managing director, said: “The results speak for themselves. The simulator proves that it is almost impossible to control the car well while concentrating on the mobile phone.”