Even with talking GPS like TomTom and Google Navigation, people still get lost. We second guess it, become so absorbed in a conversation that we ignore it, or are simply bad judges of whether “150 yards” means the next left, or the next next left.
Glass, the much ballyhooed wearable technology from tech giant Google, promises to change the way we look at the world. Literally. Everything from dating to bumping into a friend at the grocery store will be vastly different when an internet camera is strapped to your face. But when it comes to getting where we’re going, could Glass actually help us to avoid wrong turns, accidents, and unnecessary stops, thus making us more efficient drivers?
As a completely hands-free device, Glass eliminates the need to take your eyes off the road. Even for a second. It’s voice activated, so you can ask it to provide the directions to Grandma’s house without idling in the driveway while you punch in the street address. It transmits turn by turn directional statements via a bone conduction transducer, which means even construction noise or loud music won’t prevent you from hearing your next turn.
Learn more about how Google Glass could affect our driving habits in the infographic below. Then jump to the comments and let us know whether you’d feel more or less safe if every driver was wearing one.
From: Bankrate Insurance’s CarInsuranceQuotes.com*