Covisint brings Google Glass integration to Hyundai owners

Car makers are beginning to embrace Google Glass, despite an ongoing debate over whether or not drivers should be allowed to wear the eyeglass technology on the road.

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"OK Glass, start my car."

Detroit-based cloud firm Covisint announced Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas it will bring Google Glass integration to the car — specifically Hyundai vehicles — thanks to its cloud platform.

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The plan is to bring heads-up information, such as fuel alerts, nearby gas stop-offs, vehicle health reports, and other useful information, to Hyundai Genesis car owners.

Because a dashboard just doesn't cut the mustard nowadays.

Covisint said its flexible, cloud-based platform could help Hyundai improve its connected owner experience.

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Hyundai's Barry Ratzlaff said the potential uses are "endless," adding: "Hyundai Blue Link, combined with Google Glass and powered by Covisint cloud technology, delivers a unique experience for customers that makes popular features and functions even more convenient to access."

But it comes at a precarious time for Google Glass, which may not even be allowed on the driver's head when they're on the road. 

Already in some U.S. states , legislators are pushing ahead with laws that would ban the wearable gadget in the car, with the exception of law enforcement and emergency services.