General Motors Is Testing Google Glass in its Manufacturing Facilities

General Motors is conducting research into how wearable information technology could help productivity in its sprawling car factories.

The auto maker has three pairs of the high-tech glasses that it has been testing since late last year at its Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion, Mich., the Warren Technical Center in Warren, Mich., and at information-technology operations around the Detroit area.

“We’re really just experimenting, trying to find different uses for it,” Cathy Clegg, GM’s North America manufacturing president, said Tuesday at an industry conference in Traverse City, Mich.

Google Glass is a headset that displays information on a small screen just above the wearer’s right eye. Through voice commands, the wearer can access the Internet, read emails, take photos and video and perform other tasks mostly hands-free. The glasses cost about $1,500.

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