Study indicates Google Glass is just as distracting as texting while driving
posted by Maxwell R. / Sep 28, 2014, 1:58 AM
While the jury is still out on how wearables will impact such distractions, a study conducted by the University of Central Florida determined that using Google Glass to text while driving is just as distracting as fumbling around with your smartphone in your hand.
A little over a year ago, AAA conducted a study involving voice-based texting and driving, and found the distractions to be worse that actually just talking with the phone in your hand. The peer-reviewed University study discovered that drivers using Glasswear were just as slow to react to those using the phone in their hands when it came to braking.
However, those wearing Google Glass were able to return to “normal” driving a bit faster than those using phones in their hands following a traffic incident. When the subjects were using Glass, the study also discovered that the drivers tended to follow the cars ahead of them a lot more closely. Coupled with equally delayed braking, the shorter following distance arguably makes conditions a bit worse.
It boils down to those who concentrate on the task of driving, versus those who choose to multitask, the multitaskers are outperformed by those who put down the phone, and in this case, take off the Glass.
source: Ars Technica
bs old people dont count aaa take android ware and send text my hand never leaves whee, less distraction then cop car or hud display, naviation and radio, its proven no changes in accidents since outlaw text and drive , decrease of accidents on highway little more on back roads
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 2:11 AM 1
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
proven? you mean valid test data that has been brought about years of data? Or simply because a law doesnt stop someone from doing it and still getting in that accident? Also they make it a law so that a person who is in an accident that might normally be at fault, is no longer at fault because of the other persons stupidity, making insurance claims that much easier. To point this idea out, last weekend a car cut me off, then proceeded to cut another off. That car ended up needing to stop fast and the car they cut off hit them from behind. Normally the car from behind has an uphill battle in proving fault, because i witnessed the other driver texting, it has now made it easier for the person not at fault to win.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 8:49 AM 0
Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013
Actually YES it was proven, here in California anyways. There was a scientific research study done after outlawing texting and driving, and it showed no correlation with traffic accidents. Now you can't expect everyone to stop texting and driving but if anyone did then accidents should have decreased but they didn't. Source -http://hotair.com/archives/201
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 3:52 PM 1
Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014
If you use Google Glass, your life will be in danger.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 2:21 AM 0
These stupid comments come natural for you, don't they..
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 3:48 AM 4
I know about people getting hurt.. But what about a surgeon wearing glasses to monitor the operation Professionals who enable us to look into their world for a small glimpse of their lives Police officers who could wear them, so they have more proof in court, or just to monitor them for decent behaviour It's the mere shortsightness of your comments that make them stupid.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 8:45 AM 6
A stupid video that doesn't even show how Google Glass really works, who make up facts as they go along and they act like morons, like a normal person would just trip watching a short message on Google Glass. If this is your evidence, it tells me a lot about you.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 8:51 AM 5
Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012
Wait.... PUT THOSE FREAKING PANTS ON DUUDE IT'S NOT THAT HOT IN PHILIPPINES PA we don't want to see naked men in here delete the picture.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 4:12 AM 0
Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014
It because you feel like conservative like in Middle East who don't want to see any part of our body whether he/she. Don't make a fool to your self, LoL. Anyway, Google Glass is Sucks by Smosh channel in Youtube
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 8:12 AM 0
Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014
+1, not much up there, try not to stereotype, but he made it so freakin easy, how narcissistic can you be right? Anyway Rabel, you are right, Glass can be used effectively in a lot of other situation, driviing is not one of them.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 11:30 AM 1
I doubt Google Glass will take off for average consumers anyway, considering it's price. And I wouldn't like to see them a lot in bars for instance. Don't like to be recorded unknowingly. But I do think there is a specialized market for them.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 12:28 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 08, 2014
Or even worse than texting. That said though its tough not to be distracted while driving whether using a gadget or not. Sometimes I just wonder how I came to a stop at a red light because my mind is just out of this world. BTW I don't drink or smoke. Just some random thoughts.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 3:23 AM 1
This outcome doesn't surprise me, you have to turn your eyes away from the road to watch the screen. Makes me wonder if the Skully helmet is equally dangerous to use on the motorcycle. Also smartwatches will be the next thing in dangerous devices in the car, you also have to look away from the road. But it will be more difficult to fine people, it's harder to notice if they are using the smart part of the watch or just check the time. Oh well, time will tell....
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 3:54 AM 0
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