By Kelly CampbellPosted 05.29.2002 at 11:57 am 0 Comments
Almost everyone likes to crank up music while driving, but Warren Brodsky of Israel's Ben-Gurion University wants you to crank with care. In a recent study, Brodsky used Midtown Madness, a driving simulation program from Microsoft, to place 28 drivers with an average of 10 years' driving experience behind the wheel of a virtual Volkswagen New Beetle. Each subject completed eight laps on a simulated Illinois interstate. Throughout each lap, drivers were exposed to one of three music types of varying tempos, or no music, in a random order.