Google News article Google announced plans to begin selling a “right track” device for mobile tracking in the United States in the second half of 2019.
The company will sell a “magnetic track” to customers of its Motorola Mobility product line.
The right track device is a device with an infrared sensor that uses a magnet to “stick” to a mobile phone’s screen.
Google’s announcement follows similar announcements by AT&T and Verizon in December.
The announcement came two days after Google announced its acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Google will begin selling the device in two flavors.
One will have a GPS tracking module on the back that can be used to track users, while the other will have an infrared tracking module that uses an infrared laser to locate a user.
The IR laser is capable of tracking the position of the phone over time, which could be used in future applications.
A “magnet” to track a user is also included.
Google previously sold a magnetic tracking sensor in the Motorola PlayBook.
Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in August.
Google says the “right-track” is designed to track people while driving and has been tested by some users.
Google did not release any details about the specifications of the device or how many units it will have.