Thursday, October 31, 2013

Google Glass user fined while driving

Using a cell phone or other distractive devices with a monitor while driving is forbidden in many parts of the world. Now, a Google Glass user has for the first time been fined by the police for driving with them.

illegal google glass driving ticket fine
Google Glass is in many ways an innovative product which should be released by the end of the year according to the new Google Glass version recently announced by Google. While the product itself opens up many new unexplored technical possibilities, these new things are not too uncommonly frowned upon by the ageing and slowly changing laws in the society. Recently, Cecilia Abadie from California managed to get stopped by a police and given a ticket for wearing her Google Glass while driving.

Driving while using a cell phone is illegal in many place in the world, similarly to using any other distractive devices. However, so far, few have thought about if driving while using Google Glass is illegal or not. Apparently, for the case of cell phones, it is definitely warranted and using such devices while driving possesses significantly elevated risks. For the case of Google Glass, driving while using them is a bit of a grey area. While the applications for Google Glass certainly can be distractive, simultaneously, they could also provide value that improves the security for the drivers such as GPS overlaid so that the driver can keep their vision at the road.

In any case, Cecilia Abadie has now uploaded the ticket on the Google+ to ask for consultation on how to proceed with it. Clearly, this grey area will need to be further investigated as no prejudices exist.

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