PRLog - Jan. 17, 2014 - NEW YORK -- As reported by NBC, Cecilia Abadie, the Southern California woman cited for wearing Internet-connected eyeglasses while driving, was found not guilty; a San Diego traffic court commissioner found there was not enough evidence presented to prove the device was activated at the time of the traffic stop.
"When I contacted her she was wearing a device on her face known as Google Glass," CHP Officer Keith Odle testified. "It was covering half of her right eye." Officer Odle and a representative from the CHP Academy in Sacramento testified on what they considered the safety concerns of the device - including the ability for the user to receive in-frame video chats - but San Diego Commissioner John Blair ruled they did not present enough evidence that Abadie was actually using the device when she was stopped. Abadie maintains she was simply wearing the device, which she does all the time, apparently. She said that the Glass activated when she looked up at the officer as he approached her vehicle.
Blair found Abadie not guilty, but he added that he felt the new device does fall under California Vehicle Code 27602. That particular section, according to CHP, states that it's against the law in California for a motorist to drive a car if a television monitor, screen or similar video monitors are turned on and visible to the driver.
Ms. Abadie, founder of 33Labs, will address hundreds of attendees to Golden Networking's Wearable Computing Conference 2014 (http://www.wearable-
A passionate evangelizer about everything digital, Ms. Abadie is a Google Glass Explorer and Pioneer who spreads the word about wearable devices and the many ways they can change our world. As the founder of 33Labs, she leads a global development team that researches and develops wearable and mobile applications to deliver experiences that innovate and disrupt the personal and the enterprise realms. Ms. Abadie was born in Argentina and raised in Uruguay, which is where she got her Master Degree on Information Systems and where she began her career as an international software consultant and developer. She immigrated to the United States of America ten years ago and is currently living in Southern California.
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