Premieres on Public Television Stations Beginning Monday, October 1
(Check your local listings)
3 Seconds Behind the Wheel is a new documentary that follows the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor the often-hidden behavior of distracted drivers. Why three seconds? That’s how long it takes to drive across a football field, send a message or choose a song. That’s also the amount of time many drivers are engaged in activities that can impact their capacity to safely drive their vehicles. The eye-opening new one-hour film premieres on public television stations beginning October 1, 2018 (check local listings).
“It is very interesting to see that there are people doing a lot of things in their cars besides driving,” added Jackson. “It’s almost as if driving has become too boring of a task. We can’t just drive anymore.”
In addition to following drivers, 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel gives audiences a firsthand look at emerging technologies that could one day offer solutions to rising crash statistics. The documentary features research being done at Google with driving simulators to help develop next-generation in-car infotainment systems, and explores how one company, based in Sweden, is developing technology that could one day allow cars to understand our feelings and make driving decisions based on our own individual needs.