Mini Has a New Concept: Augmented Reality X-Ray Goggles
Apr 10, 2015 16:59
At this rate, anything wearable that comes out now will look cooler than Google Glass. Mini's latest concept is a much cooler-looking version, especially if you look like this model wearing it.
The facial hair helps.
Developed by BMW Designworks, they are intended to be worn all the time and are primarily used in the car.
It's like a heads-up display and cool looking glasses all in one.
Check out the specs its packing:
Destination entry for navigation and transfer to vehicle: Selecting destination points when outside the vehicle, then transferring them to the vehicle.
First Mile / Last Mile: Navigation display from the current location to the vehicle or from the vehicle to the final destination.
Head-up display functions: Display of speed, speed limits etc. in the eyewear so the information is in the driver's primary field of view, with data always shown in same place above steering wheel to make sure that no road users are concealed from sight.
Contact-analogue navigation and points of interest: Reality is enhanced by contact-analogue navigation arrows "on" the road, as well as display of points of interest along the route, such as open parking spaces. The driver´s attention can always stay focused on the traffic.
Messaging: A small icon is shown in the eyewear when a message is received. The SMS/message can then be read out by the car while driving for safety.
X-Ray View / transparent vehicle parts: A virtual view through parts of the vehicle (such as A-pillars and doors) serves to render external areas or objects concealed by the car visible.
Augmented Parking: This facilitates parking by projecting the images from a camera housed in the (farside) mirror into the eyewear. In this way, the distance from the curb can be clearly and easily ascertained.
For now, there aren't any plans made public about production, but who knows?
Autonomous vehicles are essentially already available, they can make fast decisions that will likely help reduce traffic fatalities, and the country’s leaders are sitting up and taking note of this trend. Just recently, there have been several groundbreaking announcements in regards to autonomous cars from companies like Ford and Tesla. Read more
The popularity of a vehicle says a lot about the time and place of its peak. The Mustang spoke to the youthful attitude of optimism and rebellion that everyone felt in the United States in the 960s. In 1974, the year after the oil crisis, America’s best-selling cars were the Plymouth Valiant and the subcompact Ford Pinto, designed to compete with smaller, fuel efficient Japanese imports threatening the dominance of American manufacturers. Read more
There are more than 253 million cars and trucks on the road in the USA alone. Today, many of us drive to work or use an automobile to drop the kids off at school and run errands. Whatever you use your car for and however far you travel, it’s important to drive safely. If you were asked questions about your driving skills and your behavior behind the wheel, what kinds of answers would you give? Are you a good, dependable driver or could you be posing a risk to yourself and others on the roads? Read more