Facebook To Release Smart Glasses With Manufacturer Ray-ban
Already next year, the world's largest social network and one of the market leaders in sunglasses, Luxxotica (owns, in particular, the Ray-Ban brand), will release smart glasses of joint development, according to Mark Zuckerberg, during a live broadcast of the Facebook Connect event.
Previously, the partnership was known at the level of rumors. According to CNBC, glasses are not a one-time project. The companies have agreed on long-term cooperation.
"I can't go into the specific details of the product yet, but this is really the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses," Zuckerberg said. — And they [the glasses] look pretty good, too."
Also, Facebook will start using a device called Project Aria for research purposes. It looks like massive glasses and will allow you to collect the necessary information for the development of a similar consumer device — video, sound, data on the direction of view, and geolocation.
Project Aria glasses will be worn by Facebook employees and temporary employees at the company's headquarters and public spaces starting this month. However, this device does not have the functions of augmented reality. However, it will help Facebook understand what augmented reality glasses and their software should be like.