You won’t be able to check it on the options list anytime soon, but Chevrolet’s recent demonstration of how Google Glass can connect with the C7 Corvette Stingray and turn into a head-up display shows just how much high-tech potential there is to be tapped in the coming years in the automotive world.
Chevy demonstrated at CES 2014 how its Glass app allows Google Glass to show real-time stats like speed, gear, engine RPM, and G-force that it picks up via the Stingray’s LTE connection.
Reports say that the Chevy/Google app doesn’t show data as fast as Chevy’s own Performance Data Recorder to be offered as an option on the 2015 Stingray since the info first has to go through Chevy’s servers via the car’s LTE connection and then come back to Glass via Google’s Mirror API. After connecting to the mobile hotspot of the vehicle, Glass shows two screens of performance stats.
GM says the Chevy/Glass partnership is “purely conceptual” now, but that the system works so well already in these early stages is definitely a good sign for technophiles. In fact, a Chevy spokesman says it took just three days for them to come up with the app.
There is already some concern over the system being a safety distraction for the driver, and Chevrolet itself admits that the Chevy/Glass app holds more promise for the passenger in the car as a way to keep up with what the driver’s doing next to him.
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