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>> With our sensors that allow to control a device without touching it. Google parent alphabet won approval from the Federal Communications Commission to deploy a motion sensing device known as Project Sully. An FCC order issued Monday granted Google a waiver that would it let use higher powered sensors than normally allowed and permit the devices for use on airplanes.
The FCC said the Solway sensors censors capture motion in a three dimensional space using a radar beam to enable touchless control that can benefit users with impaired mobility or speech. Google says the sensors can allow users to press an invisible button between the thumb and index fingers or use a virtual dial that turns by rubbing a thumb against a finger.
The new tech raised some opposition from another Silicon Valley giant. Facebook told the FCC that the higher powered Soli sensors could interfere with other technologies. After discussions, Google and Facebook jointly told the FCC in September, they agreed that the sensors could operate at levels lower than what Google initially proposed.
A Google spokeswoman did not immediately respond for comment on Tuesday, citing the New Year's Day holiday.