Woman fights ticket for driving with Google Glass

Google is developing a wearable smartphone screen as part of its 'Project Glass' initiative. (Courtesy Google)
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Updated: 12/04/2013 9:02 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

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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Kramer - 12/5/2013 2:26 PM
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'Oh those goo-goo-googly eyes' was a catchy song lyric once ('way B4 computers)
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