Published July 30, 2013
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.
In the meantime, to prove its agnosticism when it comes to technology, the automaker is also working on a suite of applications that work with Apple’s Siri voice command system, because there’s no telling what those successful nerds of the future will be into.