Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Google Speed Ahead in Less Distracting Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Google Speed Ahead in Less Distracting Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Google Speed Ahead in Less Distracting Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology

Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by automakers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

While many of today’s infotainment systems create potentially unsafe levels of distraction by allowing drivers to perform complex tasks like programming navigation or sending a text, CarPlay and Android Auto were 24 percent (5 seconds) faster on average than the vehicle’s native system when making a call and 31 percent (15 seconds) faster when programming navigation.

This difference is critical, as drivers who take their eyes off the road for more than two seconds double their risk of a crash. AAA is encouraged by these findings, as they indicate that popular infotainment systems can be designed in a way that is less distracting. Distracted driving is responsible for more than 390,000 injuries and 3,500 deaths every year.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1,106.14.

The projected upper bound is: 1,167.06.

The projected lower bound is: 1,073.08.

The projected closing price is: 1,120.07.

Candlesticks

A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 27 white candles and 23 black candles for a net of 4 white candles.

Three black candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three black crows, the steady downward pattern is bearish.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 15.6030. This is an oversold reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses above 20 The last signal was a sell 3 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 48.04. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 5 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is -90. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 3 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 1 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

ALPHABET INC C closed down -6.350 at 1,118.460. Volume was 100% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 21% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
1,128.0001,133.2101,116.6591,118.460 733

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Oversold
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 1,150.69 1,091.67 1,056.36
Volatility: 23 28 28
Volume: 1,437,013 1,617,477 1,616,375

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

ALPHABET INC C is currently 5.9% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into GOOG.O (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on GOOG.O and have had this outlook for the last 35 periods.

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