England and Google Glass

By on August 4, 2013 10:15:51 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Turns out our allies across the pond aren’t terribly thrilled with the idea of people driving while wearing Google Glass.

Can’t say I blame them. Distracted driving kills and maims. There’s no evidence to support the claim that this wouldn’t distract less.

“According to U.K.-based Stuff, the Department of Transport (DfT) has moved to outlaw the use of Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle, even before the spectacles become available to the general public. ‘We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the Police to ensure that individuals do not use this technology while driving,’ a DfT spokesman told the site. ‘It is important that drivers give their full attention to the road when they are behind the wheel and do not behave in a way that stops them from observing what is happening on the road.’” – PCMag

In 2003, Britain outlawed using hand held devices while driving cars and motorcycles.

This ban would also affect some of Tesla’s advanced features. Interestingly, West Virginia proposed a ban on head worn gadgets while driving, but no action has been taken yet.

 

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422591,00.asp

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August 4, 2013 10:30:16 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I find this to be interesting.

 

I do see the position of the DfT, but I have to wonder: pilots deal with large amounts of information coming at them while controlling an airplane. Fighter pilots deal with even more (status of the plane, position of wingmen/women, navigation, threats to the plane, targeting information, etc). Obviously they have to receive many hours of training before they would be allowed to pilot a plane, but my point is that it is possible to operate a vehicle (plane, tank, battleship, car, etc) while processing more than just the information of the road (or the aviation and naval equivalents).

I do think that HUDs in cars are less distracting than the traditional gauge cluster (you do not have to take your eyes off the road). I wonder if it would be possible to provide a special license class for operators who wanted to use HUDs or augment reality, with appropriate training and testing.

 

For example, imagine being lost and instead of having to look at your GPS, an image is presented within your field of vision (without obstructing the view of the road) that provides you with directions to your destination. I think that would be fantastic.

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August 4, 2013 11:03:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting flagyl,
Obviously they have to receive many hours of training before they would be allowed to pilot a plane, but my point is that it is possible to operate a vehicle (plane, tank, battleship, car, etc) while processing more than just the information of the road (or the aviation and naval equivalents).

The vast majority of car drivers are incompetent even without distraction.

There's probably about 30 or so 'Super Licenced' drivers on the planet who might just about handle a HUD were they to have one....

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August 4, 2013 11:09:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting flagyl,
For example, imagine being lost and instead of having to look at your GPS, an image is presented within your field of vision (without obstructing the view of the road) that provides you with directions to your destination. I think that would be fantastic.

agreed. but that can be done with icons, sound and generally less distracting ways to communicate information.

i don't like the idea of having people driving while checking the latest posts on Facebook or Wincustomize though. that information would be a lot more distracting. not necessarily the content (we listen to the radio already), but the way it is presented: (tiny) text to read.

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August 4, 2013 11:20:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting flagyl,
pilots deal with large amounts of information coming at them while controlling an airplane. Fighter pilots deal with even more (status of the plane, position of wingmen/women, navigation, threats to the plane, targeting information, etc).

They are more skilled, Jafo's correct e driving skills. But even then, the pilots' roads are a bit less crowded and there's a division of labor with 4-6 eyes watching things.

Quoting flagyl,
For example, imagine being lost and instead of having to look at your GPS, an image is presented within your field of vision (without obstructing the view of the road) that provides you with directions to your destination. I think that would be fantastic.

Even better if done while parked at the side of the road.

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August 4, 2013 11:21:51 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting moshi,


agreed. but that can be done with icons, sound and generally less distracting ways to communicate information.

i don't like the idea of having people driving while checking the latest posts on Facebook or Wincustomize though. that information would be a lot more distracting. not necessarily the content (we listen to the radio already), but the way it is presented: (tiny) text to read.

 

Oh absolutely. There should be a driving mode that senses if the user is moving faster than, I dunno, 25 miles an hour (what is that in kph, Jafo? ), beyond which only information deemed necessary for driving (speed, direction, exits, safety info-eg traffic accident three miles ahead, exercise caution, low tire pressure warning, etc) will be displayed in easy to understand pictogram form.

 

With proper training, I do believe it is possible to do this safely. I know this is anecdotal on my part, but I have seen so many people who drive who fumble around looking for the cell phone, trying to insert a cd into the radio, trying to update their destination on their GPS unit, etc. HUDs and the ability for cars to understand and execute verbal commands would make driving a safer experience, I think.

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August 4, 2013 11:37:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Faraday cages should be part of default auto bodies. 

Training is meaningless. Multitasking is MUCH less efficient than "One thing at a time." That's because the brain is built to handle one thing at a time.

The HUD's, etc. all distract and one has to refocus from the road to the HUD then back again. That time (x velocity) = distance travelled NOT paying attention to the road, other cars, etc.

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August 4, 2013 12:01:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


I think there was a scientific study in the last few years that proved that so called multi-tasking was actually the human brain switching between tasks rapidly, rather than actually doing multiple things at the same time. So when you're checking your emails you aren't paying attention to the road.

As for allowing access to more features at low speeds, you can still kill someone at 10mph or less. In fact if you are going at low speeds then you are probably in a built up area or on winding country lanes, where you arguably need more awareness of your surroundings as pedestrians, animals etc are more likely.

So I definitely think banning Google Glass on the roads is a very good idea. Now if only we could do something about the people who walk around using their phones and only avoiding crashing into other pedestrians because the people actually looking where they are going take avoiding action.

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August 4, 2013 12:26:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting flagyl,
Oh absolutely. There should be a driving mode that senses if the user is moving faster than, I dunno, 25 miles an hour

 

permanent GPS checking would probably drain the battery pretty fast, so i don't really think that is an option. there sure can be an optional car mode, similar to the flight mode for mobile devices. will that work? well, i most often turn on the flight mode for the iPad and then forget about the phone. (luckily nobody ever has heard about a plane crash due to a mobile phone, so the whole thing might be fud anyways)

Google Glass is an amazing technology, i'm just not sure whether it will be widely adopted. right now the thing is plain ugly and at least i wouldn't wear it. i have to wear glasses anyways, but i sure like the choice an optician has to offer. the choice among phones for example is much, much smaller. i think it's just the slow news season right now. let's hope the police wont start checking glasses from now on, that would be pretty annoying.

 

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August 4, 2013 12:39:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Google Glass is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my lifetime. Human beings in general are so stupid nowadays, especially with today's education system, that any distraction at all could end up getting someone killed, including ones self.

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August 4, 2013 1:12:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

well.. obviously they expect you to be sitting in one of them google cars and not actually doing the driving.

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August 4, 2013 1:17:21 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Google Glass is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in my lifetime. Human beings in general are so stupid nowadays, especially with today's education system, that any distraction at all could end up getting someone killed, including ones self.

Was the education system even good to being with pray tell? 

Was our decline more or so just us being static and the world catching up or did we really fall in quality? Because I am seeing the former.

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August 4, 2013 1:18:47 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I also dislike the idea of having google glass while driving simply because it is distracting like you guys already said if it would benefit us we could simply make windows that display the same thing we have the tech already but it would cost more than those cheap glasses from google.
But i hardly doubt that google glasses would be more dangerous than typing on your cell phone while driving since your focus is not on the road , how can it if you have a touch device and it requires input opening of an app dialling a cell number if you don’t have voice control activated.
I think a phone is by far more dangerous and therefore i cant hate on the idea of Gglass.
What iam saying is that having goggles/glasses that are fully voice controlled  and display info directly in an area not in the focus is by far more relaxing + safer ---than having a phone that is somewhere on the passenger side seat (or navigation system),  1-3 second where no one pays attention to the road and looks for the phone and potentially some more seconds to get the desired app running- even though it is illegal to use your phone without a hands-free system i know plenty that still do use them.
And even if you have the hands free system and you’re having a phone call you’re not paying attention at least not to a full amount you should.
Don’t believe me ? Even Mythbusters tested it and Folks were total distracted
Driving isn’t that easy I know in the US making a license isn’t as complicated as here but you also have different speed limits than we do here
We don’t have these limits here- if my car would have enough "ponys" to run 300km/h or more nobody will stop me for driving that fast in an open speed limit area of the highway. 

Imagine going 240km/h or 150mph (+-) what is not that fast but if you’re on the highway and you don’t pay attention for only 3 seconds it adds up
here is a little math: 1 Kilometer per hour is 0,277777778 meters per second
0,277777778 x 240 = 66,66666672 meters per second looking for your phone that takes 3 second to find
3 x  66,66666672meters/second = 200 meters in 3 seconds + some Millimeters
1 meter = 3,2808399ft
200 x 3,2808399 = 656,16798ft thats almost two football fields looking for a phone ( thinking this would be better than having glasses and watching the street – silly ! )

OK you passed almost two football fields in these three seconds looking for your phone and now there is an obstacle in front of you approximately 150 meters/ 490ft ahead and you pump the break or break foot down ( even better emergency breaking is good for mother nature )

speed : 240km/h / 150mph
the reaction distance : 72meters/s  or 236ft/s
breaking distance on Emergency break : 288m or 944ft
distance until full stop: 360m or 1181ft remember the obstacle was 490ft ahead !

 It doesn’t matter how good of a driver you are if this happens and you have no option to turn left or right or pass the obstacle you certainly up for a bad day.

That is why I think the idea of glass isn’t as bad as the current smartphone generation we have going that is if it would be fully voice controlled and would replace the phone. 

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August 4, 2013 1:35:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I personally was talking more about HUDs and voice command, not so much speaking about Google glasses.

 

A certain level of maturity and training/experience would be needed before HUD data displays are commonplace, but I do think it is safer than taking your eyes off the road (changing the radio station, adjusting the climate control, checking what gear you are in, etc).

 

At one time, a certain segment of the population fought against having radios in cars because it was thought to be a distraction as well. .

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August 4, 2013 1:49:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

you guys are aware that HUDs in cars are a reality since quite a while and nobody requires any "special training" to use them?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/head_up_display.html

 

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August 4, 2013 1:56:02 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting moshi,

you guys are aware that HUDs in cars are a reality since quite a while and nobody requires any "special training" to use them?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/head_up_display.html

 

 

Exactly . I didn't know they had gotten that sophisticated. I hope they add more information that can be accessed and processed by the human mind in a safe and efficient way.

 

Back when I was in grad school, I remember one of my class mates who was so proud of his Pontiac Grand Prix that displayed the speed on a HUD .

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August 4, 2013 1:58:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting flagyl,
At one time, a certain segment of the population fought against having radios in cars because it was thought to be a distraction as well. .

flagyl...I'm not 100% sure it isn't a distraction. If one's tuned to the news and something important is said, one's attention is drawn to that. That's the definition of distracted driving, no?

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August 4, 2013 8:26:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yes, HUDs are already a reality...however their intent is to impart vehicle info...ie. speed [not what the latest twit said on twitter]...and are thus BETTER than looking down to a normal speedo position.

It's one good argument for cruise control in your car.... as is wheel-mounted radio buttons etc...so you're not 'searching' for a knob in the middle of a console/whatever.

Arguably, automatic transmissions...rain-sensor wipers....reverse parking proximity warnings etc are all BENEFITS to a driver's concentration levels.

60mph is 88 fps.  The time you take to get the latest text from your BBF is about the same time as to be halfway down the next block after running down a rug-rat stepping off a bus and being side-swiped by that SUV that had the green while you had the red.

Military aircraft are [obviously] a lot faster.... but when it comes to 'traffic' issues....they have proximity radar....ATC looking out for them....and when it gets all to hard they'll have their own resident 'JAFO' to tell them when to close their eyes and pray....

One of the side-effects of high-end motor racing is the trickle-down effect of improvements to technology re driver aids....eg. an F1 driver needs to process copious amounts of 'logical thinking/reflex conditioning' just to survive a lap without disappearing into the scenery backwards.....  That's why there's such a thing as a 'Super Licence'.  Not everyone can do it.  MOST cannot.

.....and their traffic is all going in the same direction.....with no intersections [in theory, at least]....

.... oh...and there's a bunch of officials trackside signalling them if there's any iminent danger...

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August 5, 2013 4:51:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

let's not forget that due to the high costs the talent pool in motorsports is very small. it probably has the highest millionaire heir ratio of all sports (Chilton or Nannini come to mind right now and i'm sure there are plenty more)

or remember Luc Alphand, who after he got to old for alpine skiing, made a pretty successful motorsports career.

 

also it seems that many people here underestimate what the human brain is capable of. sure, if all the roads in your place are going straight and people obey nanny speed limits, you'll never learn how to drive a car. that's like learning to climb in the mountains of Florida then probably even the radio might distract you so much that you'll drive your car into the next tree.

now compare that to the other extreme, traffic in a major city in India. where you have seven or eight vehicles on two lanes. up to five people on a motorbike, holy cows roaming the streets (this is not a cliche) and nobody following any rules. still there are few accidents and less traffic jams than in Europe.

does that mean Indians are smarter than Westerners? no, they are just used to drive with much higher attention levels and are not easily distracted. one just learns to rise to the occasion.

 

so does that mean i'll like the idea of Google Glass for driving?

no, not so much. it is just too capable to be non-distracting, and people will forget or willingly ignore any probably not even existing car mode. i could also imagine that information staying at the same point while moving your head could be difficult, a windshield hud is a better solution although more expensive.

i wonder how many samples did the Department of Transport get to do their studies though? none, right? 

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August 5, 2013 5:59:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting moshi,
one just learns to rise to the occasion.

Sure, that's why humanity has risen above its stone age mentality. The brain evolved a certain way. Not the way you'd have wished, though. Unfortunately, the brain does not work that way.

"People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time, a group of Stanford researchers has found."

"When they're in situations where there are multiple sources of information coming from the external world or emerging out of memory, they're not able to filter out what's not relevant to their current goal," said Wagner, an associate professor of psychology. "That failure to filter means they're slowed down by that irrelevant information.""

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html

Do I wish it were different? Yes. Is it? No.

 

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August 5, 2013 7:02:48 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

First of all: Yay for the Brits pre-empting Google Glass with a road-ban. Research has shown time and again that driving while carrying out a conversation, be it handheld, handsfree, vocal or through texting is very, very dangerous. Humans should not be doing anything else while driving, period, but carrying on a conversation is one of the worst things you can do.

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Many people underestimate just how bad humans are at multitasking. When it comes to multitasking, we suck. We believe we can do it, but we can't, really! Don't believe me? Look up the myriad of attentional blindness tests. Hell, look up the myriad of tests regarding cellphones and driving. Driving while calling "handsfree" really isn't all that much better than holding the phone. Only "not having a conversation" is much better. Calling, texting or whatever using voice, or a HUD because then you can then "keep your eyes on the road" is an illusion. If you're paying attention to a conversation, you are not actually seeing nearly as much as you think you are (again, see attentional blindness), regardless of where your eyes are looking, leading to a severely increased reaction time, or even no reaction at all.

As for the German lack of speed limits. It's crazy. Going those speeds is nothing short of suicidal and in fact insurance companies won't pay if the driver exceeds certain speedlimits. Whenever I get passed by one of those maniacs (I occasionally pass through Germany) I sure as hell hope they aren't doing anything cellphone related. Having a cellphone within reach (and especially when using it) whilst driving is irresponsible, regardless of laws. Humans were never designed to  go 100 kph (60 mph, our natural top speed is several factors lower), let alone much faster than that: our reaction times are already slow to begin with (which is why keeping a safe distance is so important), increasing them by doing something else is not a good idea.

As for radio: yes radio can be a distraction. But it is a one-sided conversation, requiring no user input. This severely limits the amount of attention required to sustain "radio" while driving. There are no social rules to violate when the driver suddenly can't pay attention to the radio anymore, nor does the driver have a maximum social response time before the silence becomes rude and if he/she misses half of the subject, who's going to notice? Still, many people subconsciously realise that even the radio is a distraction: whenever it becomes busier on the road (the exception being already IN the traffic jam) or special attention is required (such as when looking for direction-signs) a lot of people will turn down the radio. I once saw Jerry Seinfeld mocking this habit during the "stand up" bit he opened his comedy series with, but it is a characteristic that actually marks an attentive driver. Radio also has one major upshot: although driving safely and attentively is a very intensive task, it can be incredibly booooring. Radio keeps people awake, and awake and slightly-distracted (with no social obligations to their distraction) drivers are still much better than fast-asleep drivers.

HUDs can be useful in some cases though, but only if they aid in driving, not if they aid in doing something else. If they give you your speed without looking down, inform you of the topography of the road ahead (I am so glad tomtom displays a map alongside the voice information so I immediately have a clear idea of what is coming and can thus pay better-directed attention) and inform you if you don't keep enough distance, they can actually minimise the time you spend distracted while looking those things up yourselves. Keep in mind, however, that displaying the speed in the HUD is NOT better because it keeps you looking forward, it is only better because it SHORTENS the time spent paying attention to something else (finding your current speed). Whilst looking at your speed, you are effectively blind for anything else, no HUD will change that.

As for the India example. I am very curious where you got your information from that Indians are somehow better drivers. Having been there myself, I don't recall seeing anywhere near as many accidents in the Netherlands as I saw in, for instance, New Delhi. And I remember a ton of traffic jams... (it's not just Holy Cows, it's also pedestrians, camels and elephants on highway-like roads. Official lane-count 6, actual "lane use" 10. Still, because firsthand experience is not  representative test, I decided if to see if I could back up my impression through raw data:

Fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles per year:

Netherlands: 7

United Kingdom: 7

Germany: 7.2

United States: 15

India: 100

Although there are nations with even ten (!!) times the fatality rate of India, countries with better organised roadtraffic do MUCH better than those "awesome" Indian drivers. They might be good drivers, but the sheer chaos is getting a lot of people killed. (Yes they aren't helped by generally having lower-quality cars and there are other factors at play, but the magnitude of the difference strongly suggests that a crowded, chaotic driving environment is detrimental to traffic safety, exactly what laboratory studies show. This environment, btw, does not stop Indians from texting/calling behind the wheel (first-hand experience).  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate)

India does score lower than the USA in one statistic though:

Fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year:

United Kingdom: 3.59

Netherlands: 3.9

Germany: 4.5

India: 11.8

United States: 12.3

I'm gonna propose that the extra-high number of casualties in the US is due to the immense vehicle-penetration of the American society, although the USA does perform worse than the European nations mentioned. (I didn't look at southern and eastern european nations and am willing to believe they don't do as well as the strongly regulated UK, the Netherlands and Germany (in spite of it's free-speed highways, less than 50% of the highway surface is actually unrestricted).

Driving whilst distracted is dangerous. To you AND to others. Simply don't call and drive. If you must call, park your car, if you can't, keep it as short as possible and very FYI. If you must "be social" and drive, wait till the Google Car can drive for you...

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August 5, 2013 7:08:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html

i don't think this study fits here.

no matter whether your car has a HUD, or a navigation assistant, or a dashboard (most cars have one nowadays), no matter whether local authorities put up traffic signs or if there are more people on the road as usual; there's a lot of visual and audio information the brain has to filter, but you are still doing one task: driving.

now, if one would answer a phone call or drink some coffee while driving, that would be multi-tasking. but that's not what we are talking about here.

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August 5, 2013 7:13:56 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Quoting moshi,


Quoting DrJBHL, reply 19http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html

i don't think this study fits here.

no matter whether your car has a HUD, or a navigation assistant, or a dashboard (most cars have one nowadays), no matter whether local authorities put up traffic signs or if there are more people on the road as usual; there's a lot of visual and audio information the brain has to filter, but you are still doing one task: driving.

Now, if one would answer a phone call or drink some coffee while driving, that would be multi-tasking. but that's not what we are talking about here.

Is this not the topic "England and Google Glass", discussing the pre-emptive ban on Google Glass precisely because of its outside-driving features and multi-tasking temptations? Because that's what I thought this topic was about.

And as a matter of fact, driving is already multitasking with very diverse information coming in. This is precisely why it is such an attention-intensive process. Quite a few accidents actually occur because people where "distracted" by one attention-grabbing-and-possibly-important-piece-of information on the road (such as a traffic accident, or a swerving truck) only to miss another crucial piece of information (the suddenly lit break-lights of the car in front, for instance).

Driving is multitasking. Using HUD's and the like should only be done to reduce the multitasking complexity, not increase it. Google Glass functions much like a smartphone, it will very likely compound the multitasking issues while society presses for more multitasking, especially socially. A study on multitasking therefore fits quite well in this topic...

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August 5, 2013 7:14:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting HighWater,
Although there are nations with even ten (!!) times the fatality rate of India, countries with better organised roadtraffic do MUCH better than those "awesome" Indian drivers. They might be good drivers, but the sheer chaos is getting a lot of people killed. (Yes they aren't helped by generally having lower-quality cars and there are other factors at play, but the magnitude of the difference strongly suggests that a crowded, chaotic driving environment is detrimental to traffic safety, exactly what laboratory studies show. This environment, btw, does not stop Indians from texting/calling behind the wheel (first-hand experience).

 

Quoting moshi,
traffic in a major city in India

i was talking about the inner city traffic.

most of the fatalities happen outside of the cities, mostly involving tired truck-drivers or bus-drivers of privately-owned companies. 

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August 5, 2013 7:17:19 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Would you please back your claim up with some statistics? Again, from first person experience, Indian cities are NOT safe when it comes to traffic, even when the inevitable gridlock occurs...

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August 5, 2013 7:19:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If I understand what you're trying to assert moshi, driving is at some level processed differently than all other inputs. 

That simply isn't correct. It is a complex behavior comprised of visual, auditory touch, motor activity, their integration and modification.

It is extremely complex (and takes years to learn), and adding anything to it won't happen "in parallel". You have only one mind. Therefore, anything added requires stopping one and processing the other. Yes, on a cerebellar level, your foot and hands remain in the same position (after learning how to do that) but that is the final common pathway (not exactly, but close), and the "processor" slows because additional inputs are being added and thought about.

Adding input slows the processing.

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