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Google Glass Integration For Cars Is Coming: Neat Idea Or Crazy Town? 102

Posted by timothy
from the save-one-hand-for-your-sandwich dept.
cartechboy writes "Americans have enough trouble keeping from texting their way to dangerous — or worse — situations in cars. But now car makers, looking to differentiate with tech integrations and after jamming iPhone everywhere, are working hard at integrating Google Glass into vehicles. Consider this quote: 'Within seconds, I've got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the street beamed directly to my eyeballs.' Aside from being a little Jetsons, sounds potentially problematic. (Note, Mercedes had been doing R&D since July.) It goes without saying that someone is working on an integration of their own with a Tesla Model S. There is a coolness factor, there may be some utility — but not sure this is a great idea."
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Google Glass Integration For Cars Is Coming: Neat Idea Or Crazy Town?

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  • Re:AD's (Score:4, Informative)

    by swillden (191260) <shawn-ds@willden.org> on Friday August 16, 2013 @09:24PM (#44590533) Homepage Journal

    Google has said it's not going to allow advertising on Glass. I think the business model for Glass is just profit on hardware sales. I don't actually know the plan, that's just a guess.

    Oh, and regarding the other likely assumption of evil that I know someone is going to post: Google is also not going to be streaming everything your Glass sees to their servers. Privacy issues aside, it'd destroy the battery life and blow through your mobile data plan in no time.

    (Disclaimer: I work for Google but have no inside knowledge of Glass.)

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