Augmented Reality hits the road

NavdyThe first systems head-up display (HUD) appeared in cars a few years ago. Usually monochrome, they only displays vehicle speed, a few symbols and a direction arrow on the footsteps of GPS. Interesting from the point of view of safety, but nothing very sexy. However a new generation of displays HUD comes and it may well all change. Smartphone connected to the driver, the display will be used to control the entertainment system of the vehicle, write sms (legally) or even third-party applications. It’s time to drive 2 .0, including bikers.

A new generation of displays for 2015 announced

The Navdy a HUD new generation expected for 2015

The Navdy a HUD new generation expected for 2015

A few days ago, Jaguar unveiled an augmented reality application that turns driving real video game. A project at the concept stage because there is still no complete windscreen to display such an application. However the idea is there, we will be able to use the HUD to display a much more ambitious than that automotive suppliers are conducting applications.
Newcomers may well blow up the sector. Thus, a startup, Navdy offers a far more ambitious than its small size would suggest Head Up Display. This course shows the vehicle speed, GPS navigation, but it connects to Android smarphone or iPhone and will be able to handle calls via gestural interface, write a text message, a tweet via voice recognition, broadcast your music from the smartphone. The video posted on Youtube by Navdy is very convincing. The product was announced for early 2015 to $ 299 in pre-order, then $ 499.

Biker helmets, new support for augmented reality

Skully the AR-1 first helmet to be put on the market in 2015.

Skully the AR-1 first helmet to be put on the market in 2015.

This announcement will undoubtedly shrug biker helmets but soon may well be equipped to turn these features. The New York FUSAR Technologies is working on a helmet with a visor augmented reality, the Guardian GA-1. Apart from gestural interface, features are similar to that of the automotive Navdy with one exception. The helmet displays an image simulating a mirror, via an installed at the rear of the helmet camera. However Fusar could be overtaken by another startup, Skully Systems . Integrated GPS, rear camera, sound Skully AR-1 has a mini display of the type of Google Glass screen. The project is funded by more than 500 bikers who have injected $ 710,000 while Skully Systems were up by 250,000. Skully the AR-1 is announced for the month of May 2015, just before its competitor.

The video of the concept “virtual windscreen” Jaguar:


Translation : Google Translate

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