Nissan is stepping into the high-tech eyewear ring with hopes of competing with . The automaker is bringing a device called "3E" to the Tokyo Auto Show, which appears to be a web-enabled, personal heads-up display. The most obvious difference is that Nissan's 3E is only a one-eyed device, as opposed to Google's more traditional full-frame setup. The 3E is also slightly more robotic looking, with its bulky, angular frame and wrap-around design.
The video below doesn't show much, unfortunately, so it's hard to say exactly what the 3E does. All that's really shown is a partially nude James Hunt-looking man who appears to be having some sort of crisis, and a very brief snippet of Nissan's illuminated, left eye monocle. At this point, I'm tempted to side with Google Glass, solely from a design standpoint. The cleaner, sleeker, and more traditional design seems more appealing to me than what Nissan has come up with. Additionally, the lack of left eye peripheral vision could be dangerous, depending on the activities of the wearer. I won't completely bail on the idea just yet, though. If Nissan can produce something as fine as the GT-R, maybe it has even more up its sleeve.