Mercedes-Benz integrating Google Glass into its cars
Google Glass may be the must have accessory for nerds of the moment, but it could play the same role for luxury car owners soon.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Mercedes-Benz is working to integrate the wearable computer with its in-car infotainment systems.
The primary goal, according to the report, is to create a navigation system that seamlessly moves with the wearer from inside to outside the car.
The idea is that you enter a destination when you leave home which then automatically transfers to the car’s built in system as you drive and back to the Glass when you get out of the car, allowing for walking directions to your final destination.
Glass currently offers navigation when tethered to a smartphone, but using it requires that you wear the device the entire time.
The Mercedes-Benz still a few years away from the real world, as Google Glass itself is still under development and not even generally available to consumers yet, but Mercedes Benz is clearly aiming to be ready if it catches on with its customers.
Google Glass is going to be HUGE. its a game changer and the possibilities are endless. not just the curious, consumers, nerds and techies but surgeons, architects, machinists, engineers, teachers it is going to be a monster. and himax is right at the center of it
And big brother aka secret service, protest police, etc. Then, a slew of first-person applications and advertising. Of course need not be part of glasses, maybe just the cam also. Like watching Rafael Nadal hit a serve at 130 mph, etc.