BMW steps into augmented reality with AR driving glasses for Mini

BMW thinks augmented reality can help you drive better.


The glasses are powered by a Qualcomm 805 Snapdragon processor, have 2GB of RAM and are equipped with two HD displays. Drivers activate and control functions via buttons on the top of the frames.

In addition, Mini added additional cameras to the passenger side of the car, which the company says gives wearers a kind of "X-ray vision." By looking down toward the right corner of their car, drivers trigger the outside cameras and get a view of the feed. This feature could help drivers check blind spots, or aid with parallel parking by enabling them to see how close they are to the curb. Mini says it’s also considering adding eye-tracking and voice-control features in future versions…

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