Read the following sentences and answer the question.
Keep your eyes on the road
S: There`s no shortage of advices online about how to avoid distracted driving. But most of it is negative, as in “ don’t text while driving.” While this is undoubtedly good advices, it rarely results in drivers changing their behavior.
M: The good news is that the auto and tech industries are introducing devices that are designed to reduce the distracted driving. For example, many vehicles have safety features like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Automatic braking lessens the severity of crashes when driver attention lapses. If the system senses that a collision is imminent, the brakes are automatically applied to reduce speed and impact.
L: But the reality is that until we vehicles that are fully autonomous, drivers who use smartphone or become distracted by in-car infotainment systems will be a real menace on the road.
G: And automakers also keep adding features like high speed internet connections and more sophisticated interfaces. They say that’s because customers want and expect constant connectivity, and they’re doing their best to balance that with safe design.
U: One Japanese carmaker is developing technology that will monitor your eyelids as you drive to make sure you’re looking at the road. It checks to make sure you don’t glance away from the road for more than two seconds for any one task.
M: Smartphone makers are also using technology to deal with the problem One company has come up with a system that includes a Do Not Disturb While Driving feature. It automatically mutes incoming phone calls text messages.
(quoted from Business Communication in Action the September issue. NHK)
G: What’s known as adaptive cruise control is also becoming more common.
Words and phrases
distracted drivingながら運転 text メールする feature 装置、機器
automatic emergency braking 自動緊急ブレーキ lane-keeping assist 斜線維持補助
lapse なくなる、消える imminent 差し迫った autonomous 自律的な
infotainment information と entertainment 合成語 情報と娯楽を一体化したものの総称
*in-vehicle infotainment ( IVI ) は車に搭載したIT機器により、情報と娯楽を提供する統合システム
menace 脅威 high speed internet connections 高速インターネット接続
sophisticated 高性能の constant connectivity 常にインターネットにつながっていること
eyelid まぶた glance away from ～目を離す mute 音を消す
incoming (電話が) かかってくる
他の意味 incoming president 新しい社長 outgoing 辞任する、社交的な
adaptive cruise control 定速走行・車間距離制御装置 ACC
Answer the following questions in English?
(1) Why do advices online result in drivers changing their behaviors?
(2) Why do automakers keep adding features such as high speed internet connections and more advanced
(3) What kind of features will automakers produce for safety driving? Describe your view within 80 words.
(1) Because most of it is negative, as in “don’t text while driving.”
(2) Because customers want and expect constant connectivity.