Could the much-heralded "pair of clever specs" from the boffins at Google be used to enhance driver training? Perhaps.
Imagine I could see exactly where YOU are looking, as you drive down the road. I'd know which hazards you've noticed, how far ahead you're concentrating, your speed of reaction, any tendency to stare, your general alertness to changes ahead.
I could record the drive, discuss performance, and repeat the exercise this time with coaching. When we compared the two videos, we'd see if your ability to anticipate and respond had actually improved, in a quantifiable manner.
Here's what's happening right now in Lyon, France. Instead of buying professional tuition, you can rent a dual-control car per hour, and have a qualified relative supervise you. Likely here? Maybe. In France, of course, you need 20 hours' professional tuition before you can sit the State's practical test.
Now here's an idea. A simple, quick, and free one.. After each driving lesson, summarise for yourself what you did. And, more importantly, how you felt. Start with where you "were" before the lesson, and end with "where you'd got to" after it ended.
You don't have to write it down straightaway. Just do it in the following few hours. And keep it short.
But here's the vital part. You must do it without using any of the following phrases: "At least I didn't ...", "I stalled N times, or the word "but".
A few weeks on, look back to see how far you've come, and how positive you can be about your own driving accomplishments !