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. Read the full story at Giga OM.