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Google Glass Comes to UK

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Msg#: 4682380 posted 2:06 pm on Jun 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

Judging by the standard of some people's driving without having distractions, I fear a little for the future on the UK roads. It's already bad enough with people that have no idea and follow their sat navs as if the instructions are literal. They don't seem to be able to look out for other traffic. Spacial awareness is already challenged in a small island with too many vehicles.
</rant over>

Google has released Glass in the UK, making it the second country to get the Android-powered eyewear after the US.

The kit - which is still a prototype - costs 1,000 and is being targeted at developers, rather than consumers, who must be over 18 years old.

The BBC has learned that the US firm held talks with the Department for Transport ahead of the launch.

The DfT had previously raised concerns that the wearable tech could prove a distraction to drivers.Google Glass Comes to UK [bbc.co.uk]
"Drivers must give their full attention to the road, which is why it has been illegal since the 1980s to view a screen whilst driving, unless that screen is displaying driving information," said the spokesman.

"There are no plans to change this and we have met with Google to discuss the implications of the current law for Google Glass


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