Published on February 6th, 2012 | by Duncan Riley0
Coming Soon From Google: Terminator Style HUD Glasses
Google is said to be working on a Terminator style heads up display (HUD) sunglasses and may even offer them for sale.
The sunglasses, said to look similar to Oakley Thumps (pictured above), will have a front facing camera and can be used to gather information and display augmented reality applications through a transparent display.
According to 9to5Google who broke the story,
The heads up display (HUD) is only for one eye and on the side. It is not transparent nor does it have dual 3D configurations..
One really cool bit: The navigation system currently used is a head tilting-to scroll and click. We are told it is very quick to learn and once the user is adept at navigation, it becomes second nature and almost indistinguishable to outside users.
I/O on the glasses will also include voice input and output, and we are told the CPU/RAM/storage hardware is near the equivalent of a generation-old Android smartphone. As a guess, we would speculate something like 1GHz ARM A8, 256MB RAM and 8GB of storage? In any case, it will also function as a smartphone.
The report claims that Google might release the product as a beta-pilot program to people outside of Google soon.
While bringing to life a remarkably cool idea, I wonder how lawmakers will consider use of the glasses while driving.
For those too young to remember the Terminator movies, this is what the Terminator saw: