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Woman challenges citation for wearing Google Glass while driving

FILE - Cecilia Abadie wears her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court in this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo taken in San Diego. The California woman believed to be the first cited for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving says she was within her rights and violated no law. The case to be tried Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 in a San Diego traffic court could help shape future laws on wearable technology as it goes mainstream. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
January 16, 2014 - 12:13 AM

SAN DIEGO - A California woman faces trial over the first known traffic citation for wearing Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass while driving.

The trial today in a San Diego traffic court could help shape future laws on wearable technology as it goes mainstream.

Software developer, Cecilia Abadie is among some 30,000 people called "explorers" who have been selected to try out the device, known as Google Glass, before the technology becomes widely available to the public later this year.

The device on a kind of glass-wear frame features a thumbnail-size transparent display above the right eye.

Abadie was pulled over in October. She has pleaded not guilty.

Her lawyer William Concidine said the device was not activated when she was driving.

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