Hyundai has revealed that the 2015 Genesis sedan will be compatible with Google Glass, making it the first automobile manufacturer to use the wearable computer technology before it gets common around the world.
Hyundai engineers have started to work in partnership with the web-giant to make Google Glass work with the vehicle’s Blue Link infotainment system. Google Glass is a wearable computer possessing an optical head-mounted display, which is fast getting popular among technology lovers.
In order to make use of some of the car’s features such as remote locking, vehicle finder and remote start, drivers will be required to download the Blue Link Glassware app. Users will also be able to enhance the car’s navigation system through the Google Glass.
Barry Ratzlaff, the executive director of Customer Connect and Service Business Development at Hyundai Motor America, is extremely excited about the introduction of Google Glass in the company’s upcoming vehicle, as this technology will further augment the level of connectivity in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. He believes that Google Glass has a bright future, as most people would use this technology for different purposes in the coming years.
However, it remains to be seen whether driving with Google Glass will be lawful in future or not.