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Google Glass Integration For Cars Is Coming: Neat Idea Or Crazy Town? 102

Posted by timothy
from the save-one-hand-for-your-sandwich dept.
cartechboy writes "Americans have enough trouble keeping from texting their way to dangerous — or worse — situations in cars. But now car makers, looking to differentiate with tech integrations and after jamming iPhone everywhere, are working hard at integrating Google Glass into vehicles. Consider this quote: 'Within seconds, I've got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the street beamed directly to my eyeballs.' Aside from being a little Jetsons, sounds potentially problematic. (Note, Mercedes had been doing R&D since July.) It goes without saying that someone is working on an integration of their own with a Tesla Model S. There is a coolness factor, there may be some utility — but not sure this is a great idea."
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Google Glass Integration For Cars Is Coming: Neat Idea Or Crazy Town?

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  • AD's (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Osgeld (1900440) on Friday August 16, 2013 @07:19PM (#44589531)

    what is the top and bottom quarter of my windshield now going to have banner AD's beaming me garbage I either A) already bought, or B) have zero interest, in as I drive down the road?

    I can see the potential of such a heads up system, but I also know how Google makes its money, its not by charity.

  • by cmay (687134) on Friday August 16, 2013 @07:50PM (#44589883) Homepage
    This is a terrible idea. Trying to read Glass while driving is VERY difficult, and you get the false sense of security that you are still "looking" at the road, when really you are not at all focused on anything in front of you. I tried it for a bit and was amazed how hard it was and how dangerous it felt. I would never use it like that. I think I'd be safer taking quick glances down at my phone with the maps app than trying to use Glass.

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