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Google’s New Contactless Technology Through Radar Allows Easy Operation Without Physical Touch

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • This project is said to be codenamed Project Soli
  • Google may choose to make it commercially available

Search engine giant Google ha snow received approval from the US-based Federal Communications Commission to test and bring to reality a motion sensor based on radar technology. This project is now said to be in the works and codenamed Project Soli.

The FCC also stated that it would offer a waiver, to Google, to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The FCC also threw light on the operability of these new sensors even from aircrafts, as per a Reuters report.

The FCC reportedly believes that the new technology would protect public interests via offering intuitive contactless gesture technology for vital functions.

For starters, the sensors tracks movement with the help of a beam emitted from a radar in a 3D-space domain, to offer touchless control capabilities to users, especially to those with limitations in physical mobility and even speech.

Here, users can simply use gestures or can operate through virtual controls; contact-free, to resort to performing essential functions such as navigating through pages, operating dials, and operate different volume controls.

As per Reuters, that quotes Google, the radar would be capable enough of going through various layers of material to bring getsure-driven controls for users to operate in various circumstances.

With this, the Project Soli sensors could virtually be implemented within wearable, mobile phones, and even automobiles; for allowing users to operate a variety of hardware without even having to physically touch to control these.

Hence, it should be interesting to check the Google Project Soli physically; as of now, there are no details of whether the Project Soli would make it to the real world; but expectations among loyalists are indeed rife about checking out, the new touchless-control mechanism driven by radar, within the next couple of years (at least by 2020). In this regard, do share thoughts/insights on the applicability of a scenario wherein there are touchless controls within automobiles in India to operate a variety of things within the vehicle such as the AV/audio systems.

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