Wednesday 4 February 2015 4:28 am

Project Tango: Google’s 3D mapping camera is one step closer


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I write about energy and industrials for City A.M. I'm particularly interested in geopolitics, energy policy and, of course, the ever lively oil markets.

Google's much-hyped 3D printing camera is one step closer to being unveiled to the world, after the company ramped its so-called Project Tango up a notch.

The tech giant has announced Project Tango will move out of its Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) – suggesting it is now thinking about future marketability and real-world applications.

Project Tango aims to let users digitally recreate the world around them in 3D and in real time by incorporating 3D mapping technology into a tablet.


The technology's most obvious application would be gaming but it could also be used for home improvements, engineering and public safety among other things.

"After two fast-paced years in ATAP, and many technical successes, the Tango team is transitioning from ATAP to a new home within Google," it said in a blog post earlier this week.

"We're excited about the continued commitment to developing the technology for our users — we wish our fellow pirates fair winds and following seas."

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