Yes, you read that headline correctly. Augmented reality glasses to wear while you are driving.
In an article for Autocar, Darren Moss is reporting that Mini has revealed its augmented reality glasses concept at the Shanghai motor show.
The glasses, which are currently in the working prototype stage, can project vehicle and navigation instructions in front of drivers and render parts of the car – including the A-pillar and doors -‘invisible’ in order to improve visibility.
Other functions include a ‘first and last mile’ system, which guides wearers either from their starting point to the car, or from the car to their final destination on foot. Destination settings can also be programmed while outside the car.
Functions usually handled by a head-up display, such as navigation, speed and traffic data, can be viewed in front of the driver. Phone messages also prompt an alert on the glasses, before being read out by the car. Mini says parking is also made easier thanks to the projecting of images from a fixed camera onto the glasses, helping drivers to locate the curb.
Read the full report and more at Autocar.