Google Glass now available online in U.K.

Published By : 25 Jun 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Google recently launched their product ‘Google Glass’ in the United Kingdom, which made the country the second nation to receive the Android powered glasses after the US.

The Google Glass kit is still a prototype. However, it costs around one thousand pounds and is targeted at developers, instead of customers who must be at least 18 years old. However, the Department of Transport (DfT) has raised concerns that the wearable technology could provide distraction to drivers and lead to accidents.

However, a government spokesperson said that the search firms were researching on ways to let drivers legally use the Google Glass. The spokesperson said they could introduce some restricting technology that limits the amount of information the Glass displays during the journey.

The spokesperson further stated that while driving individuals must give their full attention to the road. Hence, it has been illegal since 1980s to view a monitor while driving, unless it is driving-related information. There were no plans in changing this law and the government spokesperson said that they had a meeting with Google to discuss the different implications of using Google Glass while such a law exists.

Google is anxious about its products which do not pose a road safety threat. It is considering various ways in which their technology can be allowed to use, while in accordance with the law.

A representative of Google confirmed of the meeting with the government spokesperson, and has urged consumers to use Google Glass safely.
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