California Woman Ticketed For Driving With Google Glasses

By | December 5, 2013

A California woman has pleaded not guilty to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google’s computer-in-an-eyeglass.

The device known as Google Glass, not yet widely available to the public, features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye.

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Cecilia Abadie was pulled over on suspicion of speeding in October. The officer saw she had Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to drivers who may be distracted by a video screen.
On Tuesday, Abadie pleaded not guilty to both charges in San Diego traffic court.

Her lawyer says she will testify at a trial scheduled for January that the glasses were not on when Abadie was driving, but activated when she looked up at the officer.

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  • December 10, 2013 at 10:13 am
    Hmmm says:
    I think the point is that Google glasses are more distracting in that they can come on (getting messages) rather than an constant display that you would have to look at to rea... read more
  • December 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm
    bigB says:
    Suddenly, they came on when she looked at the officer... but not when looking up at the mirror, or around at traffic? Fishy.
  • December 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    Jeff says:
    Probably wont have to worry about anyone over 45 being distracted by this. My arms are to short to see anything now on paper.
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