US Regulators Grant Approval for Google’s Radar-Based Motion Sensor
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted Google last Monday a waiver to operate its
radar-based motion sensing device called Project Soli at higher power levels than what is currently allowed, as well as permission to operate it aboard an aircraft.
The Soli sensor is able to capture motion in a three-dimensional space using a radar beam and can be used for touchless control of functions. Google says that even though the controls are virtual, the haptic sensation can provide the user physical and responsive feedback.
The virtual tool can approximate the precision of natural human hand motion, making it beneficial for users with mobility or speech impairments.