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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 began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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