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California woman faces trial for wearing Google Glass while driving

Published on Jan 16, 2014 8:07 PM
 
A woman tests Google Glass at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, on Nov 11, 2013. A woman ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on an eyeglass frame, is scheduled to appear in a Southern California traffic court on Thursday, in a case that raises new questions about distracted driving. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN DIEGO (REUTERS) - A woman ticketed for driving while wearing Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on an eyeglass frame, is scheduled to appear in a Southern California traffic court on Thursday, in a case that raises new questions about distracted driving.

Technology entrepreneur Cecilia Abadie, one of thousands of people testing the device for Google Inc, was stopped for speeding in October by the California Highway Patrol on Interstate 15 in San Diego. The officer then gave her a second citation for using a "monitor" in her car while driving, according to the Highway Patrol.

Ms Abadie quickly posted the news of her ticket on social media.

"A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!" she wrote on the Google Plus social networking site.

 
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