Google Glass in the Cockpit?

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RigaRunner
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Google Glass in the Cockpit?

Postby RigaRunner » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:58 am

Has anyone given thought to putting the ForeFlight display on Google Glass for pilots?

It would mean no more need to look down at your laptop. You could think of it as a truly "heads up" display?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/technology/google-begins-a-push-to-take-glass-to-work.html?hp
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Re: Google Glass in the Cockpit?

Postby Scofreyjet » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:12 pm

I read in one review of technical specs that the Google Glass display was equivalent to an 25" HD display 8 feet away. Can't quite picture it (no pun intended) but is that good enough for reading charts and plates, for example? What do you think?
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Re: Google Glass in the Cockpit?

Postby PilotBillFromTexas » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:27 pm

I know for a fact that the guys at foreflight are receptive to new ideas. I know at least one of the guys that had a dialog that contributed to them adding the SAR capabilities.

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Re: Google Glass in the Cockpit?

Postby Wirelezz » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:59 am

Have a look at this: http://glass.aero/

Looks quite sophisticated. However, I am still not sure this may cause some serious spatial disorientation.
I may be able to test one of these in the upcoming weeks. I will let you know about the results.

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Re: Google Glass in the Cockpit?

Postby Scofreyjet » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:51 am

Stephen,

The Aeroglass demo video looks very cool. I think the augmented reality capabilities may be a much better match for this technology than using it as a chart reader. Being able to visualize the adjacent airspace boundary seems particularly cool. Let us know how it goes if you do get to try this out.
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