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Drivers were <b>more than twice as likely to become disengaged </b>while behind the wheel after a month of using pilot assist technology. (Credit: Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock) Drivers were more than twice as likely to become disengaged while behind the wheel after a month of using pilot assist technology. (Credit: Dmitry Kalinovsky/Shutterstock)

As drivers become more accustomed to partial automation in cars, such as lane assist and adaptive cruise control (ACC), they grow increasingly disengaged and often remove both hands from the wheel, according to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and MIT’s AgeLab.

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Steve Hallo

Steve Hallo is an assistant editor with PC360 Group. Prior to his current position, Steve spent nearly a decade covering retail transformation, consumer trends, manufacturing issues and supply chain challenges impacting global CPG markets. He can be reached at [email protected], and on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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