An attorney from California has asked smartwatch makers to warn customers about the dangers involved when using a smartwatch while driving.
A motion was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by attorney Stephen Joseph. The court has ordered companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung to help fund a campaign worth USD 1 billion to make people aware that their time to respond to a situation while wearing these watches and driving will be delayed.
"The temptation to check the tiny screen immediately after receiving a notification is virtually irresistible, the road becomes invisible to the driver."
California, in 2008 banned texting while driving and in 2013, it also banned GPS apps on phones, but that was reversed in an appeal in 2014.
Automakers are now taking upto smart watches to help drivers connect with their vehicles and also allow a few functions like locking and unlocking doors, sounding the alarm, turning on the air conditioning, etc.