Scope: This certification mark applies to in-vehicle components which are tested for reduced driver distraction.
Basis of certification: The certification mark is based on the eye-glance test using a driving simulator according to the Visual-Manual National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Docket No. NHTSA-2010-0053). Driver distraction means the diversion of a driver’s attention from activities critical for safe operation and control of a vehicle to a competing activity. Within the scope of testing the non-driving-related tasks initiating phone calls, text-based communication and launch music are covered as well as the driving-related task navigation of the vehicle: destination entry. In the test, driving simulation with gaze-tracking equipment is used to assess the device under repeatable test conditions and match with the NHTSA test criteria. The relevant tests are also conducted to comply with the EU Directives for Health and Safety, EMC and R&TTE.
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