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August 20th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Mercedes-Benz is integrating Google Glass into its cars

Mercedes is testing Google Glass-based navigation systems.

Mercedes-Benz just went public with its initial plans for Google Glass integration, and the results are fascinating. Using Glass’s built-in GPS capabilities, Mercedes is testing a functional door-to-door direction system that guides users to their destinations even after they park the car.

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At a recent press event, Johann Jungwirth of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America demonstrated a few camera-ready Google Glass projects. According to Silicon Valley Business Journal‘s Lauren Hepler, Mercedes is working on “seamless” door-to-door transitions between pedestrian directions and in-car GPS systems via Glass headsets. Engineers at the automotive giant are still working on the project, which does not yet have a release date. Damon Lavrinc at Wired also notes the company’s R&D labs have access to multiple Google Glass headsets.

Also of interest from Mercedes: The company is working on a cloud computing platform to offer in-car infotainment services through iOS and Android. So those 2015 and 2016 luxury cars might get pretty interesting.

Photo credit: Auto Blog

Via Fast Company

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