Google and Levi’s have developed a “smart” jacket Commuter Trucker Jacket. Users can answer calls, control music playback and navigation and other tasks without taking your smartphone out of your pocket.
The Commuter is a classic denim jacket that uses a special technology for the production of Jacquard fabric, made by Google. This tissue works like a touch sensor, recognizing gestures — swipe the finger on the sensitive area on the left cuff in a certain direction or double-tap it.
Thus, it is possible to choose the route to answer a call, switch music track or to pause. To communicate with a smartphone uses a Bluetooth transmitter built into the cuff. It will have to be recharged about every two days, charging is a normal microUSB port. The fabric used in the touch area, not afraid of water — it can be washed, as all the main electronics is hidden in a removable clip.
Cost Commuter Trucker Jacket $350. The creators position it as a functional solution for urban residents, often travelling by Bicycle. They will be a useful navigation functions, control music and answer calls on the go. In the future, Google and Levi’s are going to empower the “smart” jackets.