Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Google reportedly trying to block distracted driving laws for Glass

Google reportedly trying to block distracted driving laws for Glass
Feb 25th 2014, 13:14, by Adi Robertson


Google's lobbyists are trying to stop states from limiting how drivers can use its Glass headsets. According to Reuters, the company is speaking to legislators in Illinois, Delaware, and Missouri in an attempt to derail distracted driving bills that would include wearable computing devices like Glass. These aren't the only states considering legislation. New York, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland are all debating proposed Glass limits, and lawmakers elsewhere have warned that the glasses are just as distracting as a cellphone on the road. Last year, Arizona state senator Steve Farley called Glass a "clear and present danger" and urged Google itself to build in safeguards.
No legislators in any of these states, have reported...
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