Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Augmented Reality Windshield Navigation.

The concept of incorporating Augmented Reality (AR) into car windshields isn't new and it isn't a question of 'if' this will ever happen, it is more 'when'... 
It's funny to think that the next generation will look at dashboard GPS devices such as Garmins like antique relics... next to a built-in AR windshield display. 
True3D is a technology that wants to put your GPS navigation data right in front of your face, taking even more of the guesswork out of driving in unknown areas. But this isn't just a matter of putting a GPS map in front of your face. This information is blended into the landscape you're driving through. The road guide would have 3D depth, showing you exactly where to drive. Point of interest would have markers above them. And there could even be virtual road signs to go along with the stanadard navigation far (street maps, for example). 
 As we speak, there is a working proof-of-concept prototype out there. It's creators, Making Virtual Solid are working away hard at bringing this technology to your next car...! 

via gizmodo

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