Hyundai joins in on the augmented reality windshield boom
“The key is holographic augmented reality technology that has the potential to turn the entire windshield into a display, which could enable numerous possibilities, from showing you which turns to take on your selected route, the perfect racing line during track days, and even information about your location like nearby restaurants and tourist attractions.
A Swiss company by the name of WayRay is developing just such a system, and Hyundai, which together with Porsche, is an investor in the company, demonstrated a holographic augmented reality navigation system in a Genesis G80 concept on Tuesday in Las Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Jaguar Land Rover showed a similar concept back in 2014.”
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We’ve talked about augmented reality windshields in previous blog posts. However, this new prototype is really something to behold. A video showcases just how much useful information can be displayed to drivers. One example seemed to highlight a building off in the distance, making it easy to navigate to.
It will probably be a few years before we see these windshields offered on a large scale. What will be really interesting is to know how this might affect replacement and repair. They are sure to be a lot more expensive than traditional windshields.
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