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May 30, 2011

Windshield of 2020 packs Augmented Reality [Video]

Projecting a head-up display onto your windshield is so passé; Autoglass reckons the future of digital driving is having augmented reality baked into the glass itself. The company has thrown together a video demo of what it believes the windshield of your car will be like in 2020, throwing in intelligent location-based services that can hunt down gas stations, flag up cyclists and pedestrians angling to get run over, and warn you when there’s a speed camera nearby.





There are also some reasonably distracting landmark indicators, along with links to the in-car entertainment system to let you know what music you’re listening to. It can even tell you the meal deals at the restaurants and pubs you’re passing. Since Autoglass specializes in windshield repairs, there’s a hook into your cellphone so that, should damage occur, it can automatically get alert a technician and tell them your location.
Clever stuff, though we’re still waiting for our flying cars controlled by all-knowing AIs. In case you’re wondering – and you don’t recognize London, UK – the video is filmed in the UK, hence the driver being on the left side of the road.

23 comments:

  1. That would be pretty sweet =D

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  2. That looks really distracting! Think it would have to be a little less busy I think or it would cause accidents! It is a cool idea though

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  3. This certainly looks like a video game, I do hope to see it though.

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  4. i think i'd find this quite distracting

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  5. Don't think this is a good idea. Too distracting in my opinion.

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  6. Hory hell! That is so awesome! It would be so awesome if there was motorbike helmets with these too! :D

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  7. that looks so cool! it's like a irl vidya

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  8. Looks good, as long as the grid isn't there... Also will this be available for helmets?

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  9. its about time they did that! next: missle launchers!

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  10. Nice, but it just seem like a distraction to me more than a useful tool

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  11. it look s just like a video game

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  12. look pretty cool! well have to wait and see f this will really happen

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  13. where do I get one, NOW lol.

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  14. its some kind of sticker with fiberoptics you put on your window or whole windglass has some video layers?

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  15. I'd probably pay too much attention to the display and crash.

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  16. I like it, it looks awesome

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  17. Oh my god! The future is heeeeere!

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