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Aug. 28, 2013 9:30 am

‘Google Glass will save lives': Chris Barrett on driving with wearable computer

“I started realizing I’m not touching my phone as much,” the South Jersey PR specialist told VentureBeat. “Like many, I had a bad habit of picking it up at a red light, or even when driving. Now, as I’ve been wearing Glass, I put my phone down and concentrate on driving.”

Chris Barrett driving while wearing Google Glass. Photo from Venturebeat by Jennifer Rubinovitz.

After driving 1,500 miles while wearing Google Glass, Chris Barrett believes the wearable computer will save lives.

“I started realizing I’m not touching my phone as much,” the South Jersey PR specialist told VentureBeat. “Like many, I had a bad habit of picking it up at a red light, or even when driving. Now, as I’ve been wearing Glass, I put my phone down and concentrate on driving.”

But, as VentureBeat points out, not everyone agrees. Officials in the U.K. are trying to ban Google Glass from the driver’s seat of a car.

Read the whole VentureBeat story here. Below, watch a video, taken with Google Glass, of Barrett driving in Philly.

Also see: the Philly Geek Awards recorded by Barrett with Google Glass and Barrett’s Google Glass video of a fight at the Jersey Shore.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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