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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:51 pm 

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Hi everyone!

We are researchers from UNSW currently conducting a study on Pattern of Use of Voice Control Interfaces by Drivers in Australia. If you do/do not use voice control in your smartphone or in your car, you are invited to participate in this study by clicking on the link provided below. Your help is very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!

Distracted driving: who uses voice control devices, when and why?

Operating a mobile phone while driving has been found to be distracting, yet in NSW, since January 2014, on average, 1000 fines have been issued each day to drivers who use hand-held mobile phones while driving. Voice control interfaces such as in-vehicle voice control (e.g. Ford SYNC, Toyota Entune) and smartphone voice control capabilities (e.g. Siri in the iPhone, S Voice in Samsung phones, Cortana in Windows phones) have the potential to reduce distraction and improve driving performance. However, little is known about which drivers use these interfaces and how they interact with them.

This online survey attempts to understand drivers’ interactions with voice control devices and their possible (positive or negative) impacts on safety. First we need to know about who uses voice control interfaces while driving, what they are used for, and how often they are used.

You can access the online survey at

For further queries, contact Nurul Ikhmar Ibrahim at or Dr Carlo Caponecchia at or 02 93857184.

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