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In-car technology could pose risk to motorists

Using in-car technology such as touchscreens, integrated phones and satnavs can be distracting if used on the move, an investigation by Which? has found.

Which? tested the systems of eight of the UK's bestselling carmakers and found many features difficult to use while driving.

Which? has created an ‘in-car technology charter' with a 10-point checklist to make in-car technology systems less distracting which we will be discussing with the government, road safety bodies and carmakers in the coming months.

Which? Car editor, Richard Headland, says: "We found that the sheer number of ways to carry out simple tasks in the cars was baffling, and crying out to be simplified.

"We know people want systems in their car that integrate audio, phone, satnav and other functions, but it's time for the Government to step in and provide some strong guidance to focus carmakers on creating less distracting systems."

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