App developer says Google Glass makes him a better driver
Sahas Katta, creator of the GlassTesla app for the Tesla Model S EV, says that by wearing Google Glass while driving, he no longer is distracted by reaching for his cellphone. And when it comes to navigation, Katta says that nothing beats the AR specs. "With navigation, it’s the best technology I’ve used to date – there’s no in-car, mounted or smartphone navigation system that can beat the experience of having Glass so far," says the developer. He notes that with navigation, Glass will remind you to make a turn that's a mile away and then shuts down before reminding you again a tenth of a mile from the turn. Distractions are minimal.
Katta also repeated a rumor he heard that the device has an eye-tracking sensor that has yet to be used. His theory is that in the future, Google Glass will determine if you've fallen asleep while behind the wheel and wake you up. And Google Glass could also monitor how long you stare at its screen and turn off the device to force your attention back on the road if it determines you're staring at the Glass screen for too long.
A couple of states in the U.S. are considering banning Google Glass for drivers although there are no plans right this second for any action to be taken by the federal government. Certainly the U.S. Department of Transportation has been monitoring the situation. With more widespread distribution of the device expected before the end of the year, any bans or other restrictions probably won't be put into place until next year when Google Glass use becomes more widespread.
source: Stuff.TV via TechRadar
1. _Bone_ (Posts: 1998; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Always thought navigation is the most notable thing on glass.
17. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 254; Member since: 07 May 2012)
totally off topic but i love the features of the moto x,but the pricing is way off,what the hell was google and motorola thinking.it aint worth it
21. Os_Money (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)
why don't you go comment on one of the other 50 moto x posts.
2. RogueRequest (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
My brother claims that drinking makes him a better driver. He says that he's even more cautious because he doesn't want to get pulled over so he's less likely to kill someone.
10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 813; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I don't see any harm in that, especially considering there is a difference between "drinking" and "getting drunk". I mean you can drive with a blood alcohol level up to a 0.08. If you're a man that is around 160 lbs, that means you can have 3 servings of alcohol and still be under the legal limit.
3. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 519; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
"Google Glass could also monitor how long you stare at its screen and turn off the device to force your attention back on the road if it determines you're staring at the Glass screen for too long." Ha haha...Awesome
5. twens (Posts: 421; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
wat an awesome ride...who knows the name of that car? i want to check it out
7. nobelset (Posts: 260; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
We'll have to see. Maybe in driving schools they should monitor our performance with and without Google glass. Then they can write it down on our licenses. Case by case :-D
8. f1r3z0r (Posts: 75; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
let me buy the car first and then i root it hahaha
9. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
and suddenly - sorry Brakes.app is not responding .......
11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I get rooting things like phones, but how about not doing anything to a 4k lb metal boulder rolling around at 60mph.
How will these cases be handled if someone crashes into a huge crowd of people because he fiddled with his car's system and disabled something?
16. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
If the software crashed the car would still run fine... They aren't that stupid to make the breaks and gas rely on an app.
18. TheLolGuy (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Of course. Engineers create layers and layers of failsafes that protect eachother when one thing goes down.
However, if you 'root' the system and start fiddling, the whole synergy can break down, and if just a few things start to malfunction, nothing will correct/readjust the system properly.
12. networkdood (Posts: 5248; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
In America, people do not need an excuse to be a terrible driver, as most already are.
19. Birds (Posts: 920; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
These cute little nerds be doing some impressive stuff... I wonder will Samsung let me design the Galaxy S V and Galaxy note IV? LMAO...
20. Edmund (Posts: 633; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
LMFAO... Distraction after distraction after distraction. I really hope they ban these from being used while in control of a motor vehicle