AT&T VR Simulator Aims To Curb Distracted Driving

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 18:48:26-04

Middle Tennessee high school students tried out a new AT&T virtual reality experience aimed at lowing distracted driving incidents across the country.

Nine out of ten people admit to using their phones while driving, and it's not just texting, they're doing everything from checking an e-mail, to using social media, and even taking pictures.

AT&T wants to stop that; so they're taking the 3D simulator to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Teen Driver Education Camp.

They experienced the real dangers of distracted driving with the simulator and by interacting with two walls. One wall is made to look like crushed car parts. The other looks like a memorial to real victims of distracted driving.  

AT&T hopes the effort will help raise awareness and ultimately save lives.