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Nissan “3E” teased as Google Glass-like hardware [VIDEO]

Nissan seems to have a big showing at the Tokyo Motor Show coming up. The company has recently taken to YouTube to begin teasing something being called the “Nissan 3E.” The entire teaser is about as vague as vague can be, but particular emphasis was put on a mysterious piece of eyewear on the driver of the mysterious vehicle.

We’re not sure what it could be, but it reminds us of a certain other piece of tech that also has something to do with your eyes. I’m talking about none other than Google Glass, of course. Speculation is all we have to work with right now, but it’ll be interesting to see what Nissan is trying to do here.

For starters, whatever is shown in the video can’t possibly be approved for road safety. The contraption covered the entire eye of the driver, which is most certainly a no-no. Even the less-obtrusive Google Glass is getting the attention of law enforcement, with one woman being ticketed for having a “visible monitor” in front of her.

Without much information as to what this could turn out to be we’re left to play the imagination game. One thing’s for sure, though — our eyes will be squarely focused on the Tokyo Motor Show starting November 22nd. You can bet we’ll be reporting on whatever it is Nissan has to show the world. Watch the quick clip above.

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Not gonna lie, totally thought that was a chick with really buff pectorals in the video. O_O

    • King of the Zafferties

      At first I was like..50 Shades of Grey Trailer? Then I was like…Nissan trying to pull off Puma commercial for nerds, makes sense..right guys…guys?

  • Marcos Peña

    I think I really like the whole one-eye HUD (a la Dragon Ball z) much more then the Google glass concept. Although Glass is for one eye, it still traverses your whole face.

    • RitishOemraw

      Glass for one eye would not work for people who ear glasses
      OR
      If it is a clip-on that you can clip unto your glasses, then Google can’t sell overpriced clip-on glasses as accesories. The 85 dollar stereo earbuds are paving the way for overpriced stuff…I mean….until they can find a way to either get even more of your data or show you even more ads.

      Is any Glass explorer pre-emptively working on adblock for Glass?

      • Marcos Peña

        I agree it’ll probably never happen. From Google at least. But it would look really cool.

        • RitishOemraw

          Just break yours in the middle and duct-tape it to the back of your head :P

    • james ortiz

      over 9000?

  • hemipw54

    I would assume it is a accessory for the car not a cellphone, which would put it into a different category.

  • ari_free

    Calvin Klein Eternity meets Drrrrroid Does

  • steveb944

    Could it be?! My two hobbies of cars and tech merging together? I can’t wait.

  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    I knew this was going to happen. The smartglass industry will be very very competitive in 2014. But I just didn’t expect Nissan to be one of the competitors.