No Google Glass behind the Wheel in BritainAdded: Saturday, August 10th, 2013
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Unsurprisingly, the UK Department of Transport revealed that it favors a ban on Google Glass behind the wheel. Its representative claimed that drivers need to give their full attention to the road, so they can’t behave in a way which may stop them from observing what is happening on the road.
The UK Department of Transport is aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and is currently in discussion with the police forces to make sure that people don’t use it while driving. The authority views Google Glass as something from the category of “careless or distracted driving”.
In the meantime, lawmakers across the pond are pondering the same problem. Nevertheless, since the United States cares about personal freedoms, banning normally doesn’t go down well with the public, particularly in parts of the country where you are able to purchase a confederate flag at any petrol station.
In response, Google told that it’s just “early days” for Google Glass and that there are careful thoughts about how to design the technology, because it keeps raising new issues. However, it is doubtful that looking at what’s in front of the car while driving can be regarded as a “new issue”.
Google used to say that Google Glass and driving isn’t a dangerous combination, because there are possibilities that developers could come up with applications that help drivers rather than distract them. For example, head-up displays have been in fighter jets for many years now and they are also offered as pricey options in some high-end cars. It’s only up to drivers how to use the technology – to get directions or tweet about the weather while driving.
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Saturday, August 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-08-10 16:49:17)|
|it is called a HUD, a Heads up Display many jet fighter pilots have one. Sooo keep treating the people who drive like children keep them thinking they are safe.|
If someone can use one while operating a jet that can break the sound barrier then why can't drivers. Oh yeah it's because they let ANYONE drive, horrible testing. Finland is the only place I can think of off the top of my head that has a good driving test system.
|How long till our cars get HUDs? I want a HUD, put it on my google glass if you have to.|
|They just don't want a distracted driver to run over DON's good foot.|
@Neo, some nicer cars have a HUD already.
|posted by (2013-08-10 17:34:41)|
|There's a huge difference between flying a jet with no other vehicles, traffic lights, pedestrians etc and driving a car with all of the above to look out for. Whilst I'm sure most drivers would be able to drive with Google Glass safely there will always be a minority who can only focus on one thing at a time.|
|posted by (2013-08-10 18:20:49)|
|Got to go with the DoT on this one. Yes lots of jets have HUD displays and I believe that some high end sports cars have them as well; but that's stuff about driving the vehicle / flying the plane / completing the mission.|
In law it is going to be easier to ban Google Glass than try to spot when it is being used to stream "Debbie Does Dallas" while somebody barrels down the motorway.
|posted by (2013-08-10 19:01:43)|
|stick those stupid glasses in my face you will be seeing a view no man has ever seen before from body parts that the sun never shines on. enough with this stupidity. morons driving and texting kill enough people cause millions in damages and the rest of us has to pay for their stupidity.|
|UK drivers would not have enough time to look at their Google glass display while driving, as they are already too busy texting, making calls, doing their make up, changing choons on their ipods/iphones, smoking, eating, drinking or reading the newspaper at the wheel. I have seen it all, most drivers here in the UK don't even have a spare hand to use the frigging indicators. And don't get me started on the middle aged house wives that just gotta have a 4X4 off-road vehicle just to drive their kids to and from school 5 days a week, who can't even reverse a normal car let alone one they can barely see over the dashboard. Last bit might seem out of context, but they are the first people that will be updating their Faceache profile on Google Glass while driving.|
|How long after release will someone create a Death Race 2000 style overlay flash game for Google Glass, so you can notch up points for real life car kills.....Hmmmm maybe i should patent that idea.|
|Personally, I think Google Glass is an absurd dung heap, but then again, I'm the type a person who uses my Android and iPhone 5 for--perish the thought--making phone calls and the occasional text message. I have no use for the bloated "app world."|
Regarding HUD's in vehicles, the best and finest use is in a Corvette. Both my 2002 and 2007 Corvettes had HUD's that displayed concise forms of the panel instrumentation on the windshield while driving. This is EXTREMELY important if you are driving high speed since a momentary downward glance could have you taking a dirt nap...in pieces. With the HUD, I felt safe driving on the US interstates frequently between 90-100 mph (145-160 kph), which I would not have done without a HUD. Also, I got to experience and see the HUD flash 1G on curve one time--that was an awesome experience.
|a would allow them let all the morons kill there selfs off. But a do think they would be 2 unsafe and have to agree with Ogami_Itto in everything he said haha and a side thought they would be pritty expensive could see people being robbed silly for them easy to pull of the face lol|
|posted by (2013-08-11 10:25:07)|
|Ironwarrior, Thats awesome! I agree, it would probably make dricing at speed safer, especialy when you're looking out for the cops when at more than safe speeds|
|posted by (2013-08-11 14:07:11)|
|Barely Political youtube channel...skit of the Cartube...|
|posted by (2013-08-12 05:58:41)|
|I'm amazed that we stupid civilians can't seem to chew gum and drive at the same time.|
Yet cops can drive, operate a laptop computer and a radio while stuffing their doughnut holes.
Then when they hit you it's your fault.
|posted by (2013-08-12 18:44:40)|
|Having regularly driven at 150 mph on the german autobahns, the last thing needed is any form of distraction in front of you. HUD or otherwise!|
|posted by (2013-08-12 19:18:40)|
|As with the so called ban on mobile phone use it will be impossible and badly handled in the courts meaning other users of the public highway will be at risk. I've lost count of the single figure IQ primates I've seen and caught on camera driving (yes and so called cyclists and pedestrians) acting like morons on the roads whilst cycling and it all goes to prove the world is full of maniacs.|
|one and only reason for the ban: Some guy sat at a desk and said, "Oh look, google glass is coming out soon, another thing we can fine people for using while driving, awesome"|
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