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DriveSafe turns Google Glass into a safety warning system for drivers

While wearing a heads-up display and driving might not be the best idea, or even legal in some locations, the developers behind DriveSafe are doing their part to counter that.

Using the sensors available on Google Glass, the Glass app will present a prompt to you if it determines you could be nodding off at the wheel. Of course driving while on the verge of falling asleep is extremely dangerous on its own, so DriveSafe goes a step further and uses voice input to help you find a safe place to stop and refresh yourself before getting back on the road.

DriveSafe says its software is alpha and shouldn’t be the only thing keeping you awake, of course, but it’s certainly an interesting use case for Google Glass and possibly a peak into the future of heads-up display utilization.

Google Glass uses can install the app here.


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