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Google, Inc. to release electronic GPS data glasses in 2013
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Google, Inc. to release electronic GPS data glasses in 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. -- This holiday season might see a few gifts steer toward sunglasses which will electronically display useful travel information on their lens much like your cellular phone does today.

Google, Inc. is set to release sun glasses no earlier than December designed to allow you to view street maps, location hot spots and images much like a pilot's heads up display out his window.

The Google HUD glasses are rumored to cost between $250 and $500, and will have one lens established for sorting GPS data through a cell phone carrier's network as you drive.

No word from the phone carriers as to the availability.

Technologist William Blake of Dunwoody loves the idea, "It might just save a few lives as drivers keep their eyes on the road instead of looking over for a few seconds at their car mounted GPS screen."

The computer glasses will operate through the Android OS, which is a tie in with Google and their smart phone.

Blake added, "Single transparent screens have been used at electronic trade shows such as CES in Las Vegas in the past year. The technology is there."

The Atlanta technologist also sees the glasses being used to stream movies as you travel on planes or anywhere in the coming year.

 

(Charles Atkeison covers science & technology which impacts Georgia for NBC Atlanta 11Alive.com. Follow his updates via Twitter @AbsolutSpaceGuy.)

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