Did you know that doing any other secondary work while driving leads to accidents? Sure you did. But did you know that Google Glass could be equally responsible behind the cause of an accident? Well, recent research says that.
Well, one might say that the tests had biased results but I can prove it to you that they were anything but biased. To ensure the test results are not biased in any way, researchers provided the drivers with an arithmetic problem to solve. The interesting thing however is that in conditions where sudden brakes were required to be applied, people wearing Google Glass were in no way different from other having only a smartphone with them. The average response time to apply the brakes was equivalent in both the cases. Does that mean you have to blame it on Android?
Moreover the researchers have also found that the smartphone users were able to maintain a more gap in between their and the car in front of them. However, Google Glass users were able to have comparatively more control on the car. The only upside for Glass users is that they were able to recover faster than the smartphone users in the near accident situations.
“When you look at how fast people react to an unexpected traffic event – how fast they slam on their brakes, we didn’t find a statistically significant difference between Google Glass and smartphones,” according to researcher Ben Sawyer at the University of Central Florida.
And so, one thing gets cleared: neither of them are suitable to be worn while driving if you hold your life dearly. Come to think of it, anything that causes you to look away from your windscreen while driving is potentially lethal while driving, even if it’s just beside your eyes.
So while Google might be the next big thing from them, it won’t be that popular in the field of driving, that’s again another thing for sure.
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