Honda Backs Distracted Driving Research

Honda and Ohio State University have opened a $1.3-million Driving Simulation Laboratory aimed specifically at driver distraction issues. It will monitor heart rate, blood pressure, eye movement and stress levels to gauge the psychological and physiological state of the driver in varying conditions. Honda plans to make extensive use of the facility. The lab will allow researchers to study how certain age groups differ in their driving habits. Teenagers and the elderly, for instance, may not pay attention to the road like middle-age people.

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