Google explains stop selling Glass glasses and development




Google has indicated why it has stopped its Explorer program for Glass glasses. According to the company Glass was not finished and there are too many signals sent out that this is precisely the case would be. In the future, Google comes up with a new version.

Upon termination of the development program of public Glass suggested that the development Google “entered a new stage.” At a presentation at the developer conference, I / O suggested Astro Teller, head of the department of experimental Google X, which at that time Glass was not finished, so signs The Wall Street Journal. The Explorer program Google tried to examine the social implications of the glasses, but it soon became too much the idea believing that the product was already far enough for everyday use, says Teller. For instance, among other things already started selling to consumers.

Meanwhile Glass is no longer developed within Google X, but it is housed at Google daughter Nest. There will be improved a lot, thinks Teller. In the future, more information is available, and it is probably presented a new version of Glass. However, further details were not given.

Teller also talked about Google’s self-driving car. The company thought to be ready in 2012 to develop because the developed car could drive fully autonomous, with man as backup for possible incidents on the road. According Teller ‘cars functioned fine, but people do not. ” Because a computer took over the controls, the human passengers no longer pay attention to the road, which still incidents could occur.

According to Google’s learned that human passengers can not be used as a backup in a self-propelled vehicle. Therefore, the control should be further developed. Meanwhile, Google has a self-designed car made ​​, which goes on the road starting this summer.


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