Some states working to ban Google Glass while driving

Some states working to ban Google Glass while driving

Many believe Google Glass – a tiny computer attached to eyeglasses that lets the wearer use many of the same features as a smartphone, but hands-free and with voice recognition – is the next frontier in our increasingly connected world. Others say the device will be a new frontier for distraction. You can bet that young people – dealers potential customers – will be interested in the possibilities.

At least one automaker is interested, too. The 2015 Hyundai Genesis will offer an app that will enable owners to connect with the car using devices such as Google Glass. The automaker says it will not work when the car is in motion.

Some states have already introduced legislation to ban the use of Google Glass while driving, even though the device is still being developed. West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Illinois acted in succession, according to Edmunds.com. No laws have been passed yet.

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