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Automakers May Reduce Driver Distraction By Changing Fonts

A recent study has revealed an economical method of reducing distractions to drivers.

Monotype Imaging Holdings and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have determined that using certain fonts on the infotainment dashboard systems of some cars can be useful.

According to the study, display screens can be distractive if the information is displayed with certain difficult-to-read fonts. The different font types tested demonstrated a ten percent reduction in the amount of time required to look at the screen to absorb the information, which decreases the time the driver has to focus on the dashboard.

Automakers are working on making easy-to-read dashboards to decrease the amount of distraction drivers are having to deal with. For more details, read the full article here:
A cheap way to reduce driver distraction found by study

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