(800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544

We know what it takes to win.

Does Google Glass Make Multitasking Safer Behind the Wheel? No, Say Scientists

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on October 15, 2014

When it comes to texting or using tech behind the wheel, hands-free doesn’t mean safer. This is the conclusion drawn from a recent study from the University of Central Florida comparing the use of Google Glass to the use of a smartphone while driving. Experienced Dallas car accident attorneys still strongly recommend putting the tech away whenever you are in charge of driving a vehicle.

University researchers used a driving simulator to test drivers on their ability to react when a car ahead of them slammed on its brakes. First, researchers had the drivers perform the simulation without multitasking on any kind of tech device. Then, they gave drivers either Google Glass, their own smartphones or an unfamiliar smartphone, and they repeated the simulation as the drivers tried to send messages on each device.

Drivers who were trying to text while driving did equally badly, whether they used their own smartphone, a smartphone that was new to them or Google Glass. All three groups needed more time to identify the brake lights in front of them and to react, forcing many of them to hit their brakes hard or even to swerve to avoid a crash. Based on these observations, researchers concluded that Google Glass doesn’t make it safer to text while driving – even if the device can be used hands-free.

However, researchers did notice a difference in how drivers responded after each incident. Glass users were able to get the vehicle under control again more quickly than smartphone users. The research team hopes to conduct further studies to explain why this happens and perhaps to find ways to improve the safety of in-vehicle technology.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Car Accidents

If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We’re ready to help you, and won’t rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.

Office Location

The Law Office of WT Johnson
901 Main Street
Suite 6551
Dallas, Texas 75202

Toll Free: (800) 738-4046
Local: (214) 231-0544
Click for directions

Connect With Us

Copyright & Disclaimer

The Law Office of WT Johnson Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of Texas.

© 2017 by The Law Office of WT Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap