Google’s much-talked about ‘Project Tango’ has finally made its move from the Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) to a new home inside the company itself.
Unveiled early last year, Project Tango is focused on incorporating powerful 3D-mapping technology into mobile devices. The system makes use of advanced cameras and depth sensors to quickly create 3D models of the environment around them.
Shifting of the project from a research and development laboratory into a separate Google division, suggest that the project is progressing as planned and that it is now ready to be taken to the next level.
“ATAP’s innovation strategy is characterized by ambitious goals, time limits, and temporary project teams. So, after two fast-paced years in ATAP, and many technical successes, the Tango team is transitioning from ATAP to a new home within Google. We’re excited about the continued commitment to developing the technology for our users — we wish our fellow pirates fair winds and following seas,” the search giant noted Iin a Google+ post on Saturday.
“While we have your attention, we’d also like to give a shout out to the developers who have been developing apps using the Project Tango Development Kit. We continue to be committed to moving the technology forward with your help and appreciate your feedback as the platform evolves.”
Google has not disclosed exactly what will it be doing next with Project Tango.