A new study by the University of Central Florida showed that driving while texting using wearable technology, such as Google Glass, distracted drivers just as much as phones, Reuters revealed on September 25.
About 40 participants were asked to text while driving a car simulator using either a smartphone or Google Glass. They were then required to react in a traffic situation in which the car ahead of them suddenly brakes. The study revealed no statistical differences between smartphone and Google Glass users on how quickly they applied brakes, although Google Glass users tended to get back to driving more quickly than the other.
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