Google Glass Could be Banned From Being Used in Vehicles

Mar 03, 2014 05:35 PM EST | Matt Mercuro

Google Glass hasn't even been released worldwide yet, but that hasn't stopped the wearable device from causing trouble around the U.S.

Though no state in the U.S. has officially passed legislation banning Google Glass while driving, there are a few considering such action, including: Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Despite this, some automakers are embracing the idea of using Google Glass while driving.

Those who own a 2015 Hyundai Genesis will be allowed to connect with their vehicle by using a number of wearable devices like Google Glass.

The automaker plans to debut a Blue Link Glassware app next year when the 2015 Genesis is released, according to Hyundai.

The Korean company has previously said the app will be able to synch Google Glass with the Genesis, but will only work with pre-drive operations.

Google Glass is a small computer in an eyeglass frame that works by using a prism to project images above the user's field of vision, according to Google.

The device allows users to access e-mail, take video, pictures, browse websites, and access social media sites.

The device is still in the testing stage, though people have been encouraged to participate in the Glass Explorer Program.

The program allows consumers to test Google Glass, and costs $1,500.

All legislation is pending, but a case was dismissed in February against a California woman who was given a ticket for wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle.

The case was dropped because the department didn't have enough proof that the Glass was actually turned on while she was driving.

Google has supposedly sent lobbyists to Delaware, Illinois and Missouri, to convince lawmakers that Google Glass shouldn't be banned while people are driving vehicles, according to Reuters.

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