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The autonomous car is just that, a car built by Google that can drive itself. The car uses a Lidar system to navigate its surroundings.
Smart contact lens
In partnership with pharmaceutical company Novartis, Google is working on developing a smart contact lens that monitors glucose levels though tear fluid. The lens could help people with diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels.
Project Ara is a modular smartphone designed with removable and interchangeable modules, such as camera and memory, to allow users to upgrade their device piece by piece. It has its own developer conference and is running a trial in Puerto Rico.
Piloted in both a smartphone and a tablet, Tango is a 3D imaging and mapping technology created by Google. In addition to creating a 3D map of its environment, it tracks the device’s movements.
One of the only companies ever acquired by Google [x], Makani makes airborne wind turbine kites. The technology reduces the cost and materials needed to produce clean energy.
The Baseline Study is Google’s attempt to fully map out what a healthy human being looks like. The project is headed up by Dr. Andrew Conrad and it will use genetic and molecular information from thousands of participants to builds its database.
Google’s foray into drone-based delivery is called Project Wing.The project makes use of self-flying vehicles to deliver goods to customers, although it is still in the test phase.
Calico, short for California Life Company, is a biotechnology research and development firm created by Google. The company works to combat major diseases and the aging process.