According to foreign media reports, Facebook (now renamed Meta) is still working hard to build smart glasses that support AR and AI assistance. The company announced plans to field test its Project Aria smart glasses, which include cameras and sensors, in more places. In addition, it will also test neural input wristband products. It is worth mentioning that the test environment includes the car.
Caption: The safety of smart glasses is worthy of attention
The newly announced partnership between Facebook and BMW will explore the impact of wearing smart glasses to drive vehicles, an area that has caused serious safety issues in the past:Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories glasses are not recommended for users to use while driving, and Google does not recommend users to use Google glasses while driving.Facebook said the partnership also involves exploring how AR glasses can be integrated with cars and how they can be used in moving vehicles.
It is reported that Facebook has previously announced plans for more smart glasses, and a large number of leaked internal documents have re-ignited people’s concerns that Facebook puts its profits above user safety.
Facebook started field testing of more advanced camera and sensor glasses with 100 wearers in the San Francisco Bay Area last year, called Project Aria. These field tests are now extended to 3,000 employees, contractors and paying participants.
Facebook hopes that this glasses has its own artificial intelligence, which can help retrieve lost items and control cars, This project is already in the research phase, it obviously may need to record and process a large amount of video data.