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3 SECONDS BEHIND THE WHEEL is a documentary that follows the lives of eight drivers (between the ages of 18 and 65 in Florida and Connecticut) 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 the length of a football field, send a message or choose a song. The program gives audiences a first-hand look at the behavior of real drivers, from drinking coffee and eating to texting and taking selfies behind the wheel. It also offers a look at emerging technologies that could one day offer solutions to rising crash statistics. In addition, the program features research being done at Google with driving simulators to help develop next-generation in-car infotainment systems, and explores how a Swedish company is developing technology that could one day allow cars to understand our feelings and make driving decisions based on our emotions.

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