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W.Va. Bill Aimed at Thwarting Potential Driving Distraction of Near Future: Google Glass

April 01, 2013

In anticipation of the release of Google Glass, a legislator in West Virginia has introduced a bill that would prohibit driving a vehicle while using a wearable computer with a head-mounted display.

The legislation, introduced by Delegate Gary G. Howell, would update existing state law aimed at curbing distracted driving. In West Virginia, driving while texting with a handheld cell phone is already a primary offense.

Google Glass, due for release later this year, is an electronics device that looks much like a pair of eyeglasses but operates much like a voice-activated smart phone. The computer display appears in the user’s right field of vision. Functions include voice-activated text messaging, video recording and live streaming, photo capturing, navigation, language translation and of course googling.

Here’s a video showing how Google Glass will work when you’re wearing it.

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