"He said his eyes were on the road, and he was looking ahead just before the collision. “I honestly don't know what it was, but it was – nothing, nothing out of ordinary," Geoulla said. "It wasn't like I was, you know, I was sleeping or nothing – you know, nothing like – just normal.”"
So he was vaguely looking at the road while drinking and eating ... And didn't see anything at all ...
Clearly, he was not paying attention. Looking at a direction and paying active attention are 2 different things.
It really seems those technologies are pushing the most morons drivers, of which there are sadly plenty, to casually look, rather than keeping control of anything.
It's quite perverse in my view.