Tesla is using an augmented reality system, likely with the latest iteration of Google Glass, to improve EV manufacturing at its Fremont, CA, plant.
The debate over wearable tech like Google Glass continues to rage, with questions still being raised about the safety of using the technology while driving. Now, a new study from the University of California, San Francisco, is claiming that not only is Google Glass dangerous to drivers, but it poses a real threat to pedestrians, as well.
There is much, much more that goes into building an automotive factory than simply screwing the structure together, tossing a bunch of robots and employees in and supplying it with raw materials. There is a huge amount of planning that governs how the factory will be laid out, where the various machines and assembly lines will be and why they are where they are.
Bicycling is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around town, but, let's face it, sometimes pedaling sucks. E-bikes are a wonderful compromise, especially for those uphill climbs, offering a bit of electronic assistance when you need it. Combine that with smart technology, a rear-view camera and gears that shift on their own, and you've got quite the two-wheel package. Build that all onto a sexy carbon fiber frame, and suddenly that four-wheeled hunk of metal sitting in your driveway se
Cat videos have much to do with many of our ills, and they've come up again in discussions various states are having about whether to preemptively ban Google Glass while driving. It was August 2013 when news reports began delving into potential bans and penalties in the US and UK for using Google Glass while driving. As specific states begin to draw hard lines and introduce legislation, Bloomberg reports that Google is ramping up its lobbying efforts to belay prohibitive rulings until government
The California woman who was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving has had her ticket dismissed. The Verge, which originally broke the story we reported on at the end of October, reports that Cecilia Abadie's case was dismissed because it couldn't be proven that the device was actually being used when she was pulled over for speeding by the California Highway Patrol. The speeding charge, 80 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone, was also dropped.
We suppose it was simply a matter of when (rather than 'if') wearable technology would infiltrated automobiles, and apparently that time has come. Hyundai has just announced that its new-for-2015 Genesis Sedan will be compatible with Google Glass thanks to its Blue Link infotainment system.
A San Diego woman who was ticketed in October by the California Highway Patrol for wearing Google Glass while driving pleaded not guilty and will fight the citation in court, Yahoo reports. The woman, Cecilia Abadie, was pulled over for driving 80 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone.
The jury may still be out on whether it'll be legal to drive with Google Glass on your nose, but that doesn't mean automakers are going to sit around waiting to see which way the wind blows in one jurisdiction or another. Mercedes-Benz, for example, is already working on ways to integrate its infotainment system into Google Glass, but Nissan is taking things a step further by developing its own wearable tech.
A California woman, Cecilia Abadie, was cited by the state's Highway Patrol for speeding and distracted driving. Why the distracted driving charge? She wasn't speeding while talking on her cell phone or sending a text message, she was wearing Google Glass – the tech-enabled headset, which the officer claimed blocked her view. It's unclear whether she was using at the time of her speeding violation, or if the cop would have even bothered pulling her over for the headset alone.
When it comes to new social media platforms, some automakers jumped on the bandwagon earlier than others. The same could be said of smartphone apps, and if you go back early enough, even websites. But what's certain by now is that these technologies are here to stay – it's only a matter of which is the next big trend. And for many, that's Google Glass.
The key feature of Google Glass is that it basically puts an Android smartphone on users' heads, allowing them hands-free operation of many smartphone features, including web browsing, phone calls, texting and navigation. A small heads-up display rests directly above the right eye, making it seem like a match made in heaven for drivers, who could use Glass without taking their hands off the wheel. But lawmakers already are planning to ban the device from being used while driving before it has ev
Engadget is reporting that Mercedes-Benz might be tinkering with Google Glass for its future navigation systems. The first, big-name wearable tech item of the 21st century, Google Glass has a huge degree of potential in a number of fields, not the least of which is the auto industry.
Today's version of future shock is brought to you buy a San Jose-based app developer that's making a Tesla app for the Google Glass "wearable computer" product that's in the works. Sahas Katta's Glass Tesla lets the Tesla Model S owner remotely control the car's climate, lock and unlock the doors, start and stop electric charging and even honk the horn. Google says many of its Glass features are voice controlled, though Katta says the Tesla controls can be enacted from the bridge of the user's n
A new app for Glass, the wearable smart device from tech giant Google, provides Tesla Model S owners with a futuristic way to control their futuristic ride. The appropriately named GlassTesla app was designed by Sahas Katta, an "aspiring tech evangelist" based in San Jose, Calif. A website dedicated to the app provides a first person view of GlassTesla's features, which include vehicle location services and the ability to view and control charge status, climate control and door locks, all from
Our friends at sister site Engadget recently got a chance to give an early version of Google Glass. Tim Stevens went so far as to hop on the back of a Ducati 848 Streetfighter with Glass tucked under his helmet in an attempt to host a Google+ hangout while on a ride. Unfortunately, the system doesn't easily fit under a helmet thanks in part to the fact that it requires a sizable battery pack behind the user's ear. That kind of nips any fun on track recording options in the bud, either on a bike
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