A digital detox in your car

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Getting a break from the digital world – a digital detox

Driving can cause anxiousness, anxiety, and tiredness. Driving environments feature more and more digital displays relaying a variety of information to drivers - from sat nav mapping, to music playlists, and a variety of displays relating to the vehicle being driven including hybrid animations and customisable instrument cluster arrays.

Car manufacturers continue to work to improve the driving environment. With the addition of various driver aids we are fast heading toward a world where autonomous vehicles on our roads become a reality.

Conscious that we are all exposed to a significant amount of visual data throughout our days and nights, Ford recently announced what they call a "Mindful Mode" on their new US model Ford Explorer. This strips away all information from the digital instrument cluster except for the vehicles current speed. This feature is intended to provide drivers with an opportunity to digitally detox.

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