Google Glass, the internet search giant’s much hyped wearable gadget, is expected to go public later this year. Up till now the company has only offered it on an invitation-only basis. A public release is expected around April 2014, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. Analysts believe that the device may go big, some have gone so far as to call it the next iPhone. Apps will define how Google Glass makes itself useful in our daily lives and Hyundai is working on one that’s bound to make life easier for owners of its 2015 Genesis sedan.

Hyundai has announced that a number of its next generation cars will be compatible with Google Glass through an app that will be released alongside the 2015 Genesis. The app will let owners locate their vehicle, start it, lock or unlock its doors and send addresses to the navigation system all through Google Glass. Moreover, it will also push notifications to the headset in order to alert users that maintenance on the vehicle is due. An executive director at Hyundai, Barry Ratzlaff, says that wearable devices are a great way to “extend the experience” outside vehicles and that they allow the company to deliver timely vehicle information straight to the owner. Now wouldn’t it be cool to start a car through Google Glass?

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