(AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)
(AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)

Some new studies show that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems in cars, designed to make the distracted driving problem better, could be making it worse.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports from Chicago:

Two studies from AAA and the University of Utah show that because dashboard infotainment systems and voice activated smart phones are error prone that the more we focus on trying to talk to the devices, the less we focus on our driving. We rode along with a cab driver, Chad, here in Chicago as he tested his car audio system.

(Chad) "Yeah, it's not even connecting -- probably because I have my WiFi off -- yeah, I dont use it -- I don't even fool with it."

He checked while stopped, but many don't.

The study also ranked leading dashboard systems like Chad's. His Toyota Entune system ranked best. GM's MyLink and iPhone's Siri voice systems ranked worst for their distractions among drivers.

In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.