Google Glasses to come with Tube and bus directions

Londoners, here’s one reason that might make you shell out £1,000 for Google Glasses – it comes with Tube and bus directions.

The glasses, expected to go on sale next year, will display live updates and directions for you to navigate your way through London.

All you need to do is simply instruct the glasses where you need to go and it’ll give you the quickest route. It will even tell you when you need to change Tubes or buses.

“City dwellers rejoice,” said Google.

“Buses, street cars, subways; if there’s a way to get there by public transit, Glass will show you how with step-by-step directions.”

“You’ll be able to see all sorts of helpful info, like where to change trains, how far you have to walk to the bus stop and how long it should take to reach your final destination,” Google added.

Back in August, the Department for Transport (DfT) expressed concerns about the glasses saying it could distract drivers.

A DfT spokesman told Stuff magazine: “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.

“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.

“A range of offences and penalties already exist to tackle those drivers who do not pay proper attention to the road including careless driving which will become a fixed penalty offence later this year.”

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