SAN FRANCISCO—The first iteration of Google Glass was a valuable experiment. It started out as a neat concept that enjoyed a lot of hype, but it exposed a lot of problems that practical augmented reality still faces—battery life, processing power, not to mention the huge social implications of carrying a camera on your face in public. But BMW Group and Qualcomm think they have an answer to those problems, and the answer involves making the use case for augmented reality a little more narrow. Further ReadingAugmented reality gets to work—and gets past the “Glassholes”Enter Mini Augmented Vision. The system is a pair of glasses that integrate with BMW Group’s Mini cars to project helpful information in a low-impact way over the wearer’s immediate field of vision. Rather than try to be everything a smartphone is—but for your face—Augmented Vision is simply “the next iteration of the head-up display,” a representative from Mini told Ars. The Research and Technology branch of BMW Group has been working for years on ways to improve heads-up displays, which were born from airplane technology, giving fighter pilots critical information without them having to look down at their instruments (and away from the sky). [Update: Osterhout Design Group also… Read full this story
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