Staring at a map on your phone while you’re riding your bike is never a good idea.
So, what if you could leave your phone in your pocket and just let your jacket be your guide?
Levi's and Google have partnered to develop a jacket aimed at helping commuters on their daily travels.
It's called the Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket. The technology integrated into fabric is a product of Google’s "Project Jacquard."
Jacquard threads—which are woven into the jacket-- are conductive and able to recognize simple touch gestures.
Levi's says in a blog post the jacket is able to connect to a wearer’s smartphone, and the special fabric allows people to swipe or tap at the sleeve to perform different tasks.
With just a touch, the wearer can do things like adjust music volumes, get directions, and even dismiss incoming phone calls, according to the company.
The jacket was a year-long effort and it's expected to be made available for order in the spring of 2017.