A Bahraini model who has been in headlines across the globe for creating the first voice controlled smart home in the Middle East, has stepped up efforts for his next big project The Glass. Omar Al Mohammed has proven his skills in not only modelling and acting but has also achieved various other titles throughout his professional career. Being associated with Italian world-famous brand Versace and Indian scooter giant TVS Apache, he is one of the most sought-after brand endorsers in the region.
Taking his smarthomes project to next level, Omar is offering car dealers in Bahrain to partner up in presenting The Glass to a much larger international audience.
"This will make roads safer, you can ask for directions to anywhere, play your favorite music, call or even message someone just by your voice. You don’t need to lift your hands from the wheel. But now you can preheat your oven, get your house vacuumed, lock or unlock doors of the just by voice commands from your car, see who is at your door on the car screen, that’s the most luxurious part. You can work with any of the devices such as Bixby, Amazon Echo aka Alexa but for me I find Google Assistant the most seamless. From Nissan to Lamborghini, Google OS based Android Auto has come a long way, and is now offered in Arabic and Hindi too. And this is an unexplored market which car dealers can tap into." says Omar Al Mohammed who has a new twist to the project, due for completion by December 2019.
The smart home project,The Glass, once completed, will be considered one of the most technological advancements we have witnessed in recent years. It includes Rollable OLED TV which neatly tucks into a soundbar when not in use, voice-controlled spa, which by asking questions interactively, sets temperature, lighting and dispenses your favorite skin care products into the bath, mood lighting with your favorite color, and even voice-controlled massage sofas for those work draining days.
The biggest feature of The Glass is that it has full glass walls both externally and internally. The glass darkens when needed, either by voice or manually. This technology is most visible when stepping into the bath, the exterior of the bath being glass, darkens for an outside but lets the person inside see 360 degrees externally. The bath is also fitted with smart mirrors which turn into TV for you watch your favorite channels or music videos from the comfort of your bath tube.
"I’m very hopeful that the car dealers will value the benefits of not only showing that Bahraini car dealers did it, but also the brand recognition from the car makers for advertising and presenting their cars in a new light" says Omar.
As Bahrain looks to diversify its oil-based economy which has seen the prices falling in recent years, projects like these are something the island kingdom could benefit from....