Smartphone users in US and Western Europe also tend to eb active on Facebook while driving. Us drivers tend to access Pandora, while in China, QQ, WeChat, and Sina Weibo are accessed.
“Drivers are frequently accessing these services, with search, navigation, and parking finder apps in particular, providing tangible benefits to driving,” commented Chris Schreiner, Director of Strategy Analytics Automotive Consumer Insights. “Consumers tell us they want to access these apps through the in-vehicle controls to minimize driver distraction, but current connected car implementations leave much to be desired.”
Kevin Nolan, Vice President of Strategy Analytics UX Innovation Practice added “Apple CarPlay and Google’s Open Automotive Alliance have the potential to provide better access to a wider variety of apps, but implementation issues may hinder the overall user experience of those solutions.”