PNNL Hoping To Curb Texting While Driving Through New Software

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In an attempt to help cope with the ongoing problem of distracted driving, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are trying to create software that would determine when a user was driving and texting at the same time. Ultimately, the feature would come in the form of an app that would automatically cut off the texting function when a user is driving. The biggest problem with texting while driving is that it pulls focus from the road for over four seconds at a time to read or send a text.

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