Google really is an innovative powerhouse. The folks powering the world’s most powerful, highly used search engine in the world have recently gotten into the glasses market. “Welcome to a world through Glass,” Google proudly announced on its website. Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display.” Glass is not a replacement for your cellphone or computer, but it is a hands-free, voice-activated device. It’s also an HD video camera strapped to your head. The display has a resolution that is the equivalent of a 25 inch high-definition screen from eight feet away.
Will Glass enhance driving safety or will it just distract drivers? In 2012, the National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that a crash involving drivers using cellphones and texting occurs every 24 seconds. Glass supporters argue that the head strapped device could make driving much safer because it takes those distracting mobile phones out of our hands. The NSC counters by stating that “hands-free devices offer no safety benefit when driving.”
West Virginia is certainly against drivers using Google Glass. Gary G. Howell of the West Virginia House of Delegates says, “The Glass headset could project text or video into your field of vision. I think there’s a lot of potential for distraction.”
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