Driving With Google Glass? It Could Save Your Life

Google GlassSome cars can detect when a driver is falling asleep at the wheel and so too can Google Glass. DriveSafe is a new app for Google’s wearable headset that uses the sensors inside Glass to detect if you’re nodding off while driving. Google Glass owners will have to sideload the software directly on to Glass at the moment; it’s not yet available through Google’s MyGlass application. Once loaded, the app is enabled by speaking “OK Glass, keep me awake.” From then on, the app monitors you as you drive around and send both an audible and visual alert to jolt your awareness if it detects you’re falling asleep. The software can then help guide you to the nearest rest stop for a break. Users can turn off the sleep detection function by swiping to a Stop option in DriveSafe. DriveSafe is the brainchild of Jake Steinerman, a frequent long-distance driver, and a small team of three others.

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  1. Paula Lynn says:

    It would kill you first by the driver not paying attention. Anyone who is in an accident with a person using this “machine” while driving another machine which needs full attention should be sued up to the walloo and will personally be responsible for damage and injury way past their insurance. Their measly insurance won’t be able to cover their guilt or losing their financial security for the rest of their lives. There are specific gadgets to keep people awake without deliberate negligence of major distraction. It would be like driving blind.

    • psevetson says:

      Wow, Luddite much? Anything which helps identify the onset of nodding behavior and “microsleeps” will save a lot of lives. Even this.

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