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Are You Ready for Augmented Reality in your Car?

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Augmented reality (AR) for your car is already a reality. As the technology evolves, it will become more available, sophisticated, and streamlined, and likely the next widely adopted automotive technology. From safety and convenience, there are several benefits to AR for automobiles. There are some features available today and more expected with new models and aftermarket options for vehicles.

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Are You Ready for Augmented Reality in your Car?

  1. Are You Ready For Augmented Reality In Your Car?
  2. © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Title Text IntroductionIntroduction Will augmented reality (AR) technology in automobiles become more mainstream than AR headsets or glasses? If current trends continue, that will likely be the case. Augmented reality features are already deployed by several automobile manufacturers and options for aftermarket augmented reality products is growing. Due to the regulatory issues of fully autonomous driving and other constraints that still need to be worked through before autonomous driving technology is widely adopted, it’s a good bet that augmented reality will be the next automotive technology to be seen on the roadways. Are You Ready for Augmented Reality in your Car?
  3. © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Benefits Of Augmented Reality For Automobiles By overlaying crucial information for the driver within their line of sight, augmented reality can improve safety. Instead of a driver needing to look down at the dash or to their phone to get driving data or information, the promise of augmented reality would have the info available on a heads-up display, the windshield or projected on the road ahead in the driver’s line of sight. In addition to helping with navigation and data from gauges, augmented reality can make the driver aware of hazards on the road or other emergency notifications. Through Nissan’s Invisible-to-Visible technology, car drivers in the future could opt to have an augmented reality passenger in the car who can interact with them, perform co-pilot duties, and more.
  4. © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Augmented Reality Features Used By Auto Manufacturers Today There are several cars on the road today manufactured by BMW, Chevrolet, Jaguar, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Bez, MINI, Toyota and Volvo that have augmented reality features. Using heads up displays (HUD) these vehicles project data such as speed, gas levels, lane guidance, directions, and more. Some companies are using augmented reality and their mobile apps to create AR owner's manuals. Drivers can download apps to their mobile device and then use computer vision to identify specific features of the cabin. Then, the relevant information about the cabin's features is presented to the driver. Currently, there is also a lot of aftermarket HUDs available for drivers to modernize their vehicles, so it’s not necessary to purchase a new model to enjoy AR functionality.
  5. © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Augmented Reality In The Future What driver hasn’t had to react quickly to avoid a crash when another vehicle was in their blind spot? The rearview mirror of the future, using AR technology, will detect a blind-spot threat and actively show a video feed of it in the rearview mirror. Another rearview mirror enhancement of the future will be the “hybrid view” mirror that combines the rear and side view camera images together to create an unobstructed panoramic view of what’s behind you. Rearview mirrors will probably still maintain the reflective glass so that you are still able to see even when the system blows a fuse, or the technology fails. Similar to Apple’s FaceID, rearview mirrors of the future will have iris scanning to identify a driver. Once a driver is identified, the car will be able to adjust seating, temperature, and music to the driver's preferences. HUDs represent the first-generation AR technology for automobiles, but soon essential information is expected to be displayed on the windshield or projected on the roadway. Although this concept was explored as early as the 1980s when General Motors experimented with showing the speed display on the windshield, automakers have primarily focused on HUDs and will ultimately drive when and how this technology is used on windshields in the future.
  6. © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Augmented Reality In The Future Nevertheless, it is expected that your vehicle’s windshield will be the heads up display of the future. EyeDrive is one solution, now available for pre-order, that turns any car windshield into a holographic surface. Drivers will be able to access their favourite apps, use voice commands, and gestures to control the system and make phone calls. Concerns about minimizing distractions as well as keeping the driver tuned into reality and not falling into "game mode" also need to be addressed as AR for windshields is rolled out. But this application could be very practical for learning how to drive on the road and on the racetrack. Some of the world’s largest tech companies have not been overtly involved in AR for vehicles, although it seems plausible that Apple, Google’s parent company Alphabet and Tesla and the complementary tech they have already launched would allow them to quite easily create AR tech initiatives for the automotive industry. These would be companies to watch as AR for automobiles evolves.
  7. © 2017 Bernard Marr , Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved © 2018 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organisations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things. LinkedIn has ranked Bernard as one of the world’s top 5 business influencers. He is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes a regular column for Forbes. Every day Bernard actively engages his 1.5 million social media followers and shares content that reaches millions of readers. Visit The Website © 2017 Bernard Marr , Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved © 2019 Bernard Marr, Bernard Marr & Co. All rights reserved Bernard Marr is an internationally best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, futurist, and a strategic business & technology advisor to governments and companies. He helps organisations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, and the Internet of Things. LinkedIn has ranked Bernard as one of the world’s top 5 business influencers. He is a frequent contributor to the World Economic Forum and writes a regular column for Forbes. Every day Bernard actively engages his 1.5 million social media followers and shares content that reaches millions of readers. Visit The Website
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