Google Glass Driving Ban Proposed In US
Lawmaker concerned about dangers of wearing high-tech eyewear...
A bill has been proposed to ban people in the US from wearing a Google Glass while driving their vehicles.
Republican lawmaker Gary G Howell is behind the plan to make it illegal to sport a "wearable computer with head mounted display" while behind the wheel.
Speaking to CNET, he said: "I actually like the idea of the product and I believe it is the future, but last legislature we worked long and hard on a no-texting-and-driving law.
"It is mostly the young that are the tech-savvy that try new things. They are also our most vulnerable and underskilled drivers. We heard of many crashes caused by texting and driving, most involving our youngest drivers. I see the Google Glass as an extension."
Google is reportedly hoping to bring a consumer version of the Glass to market this year for less than £1,000.