Smart tools are everywhere now. Likewise many manufacturers are diving into the development of Augmented reality( learn more about augmented reality and VR here VR vs AR )Even BMW is working on something related to augmented reality, motorcycle helmets that let drivers keep tabs on their gas levels and RPMs without glancing down from the road. The helmet also features front and rear cameras.
Some rare fighter pilots have been using augmented reality built into their helmets for years to keep an eye on the plane’s gauges, monitors, and weapons systems without having to look down. Now that technology is coming to motorcycle riders, with BMW and DigiLens.
We may argue that, displaying some info on the screen doesn’t make it augmented reality, but DigiLens does manage to drop a layer over the rider’s view that enhances real world road environments.
The helmet’s functions are actuated with controls on the left handlebar (which is good, because mucking with controls on the helmet itself while riding could get a little messy). It also has a forward-facing action cam that can record your ride, and a rear-facing camera that can be used as a virtual rear-view mirror in the heads-up display. The system is powered by removable batteries that are good for a claimed five hours of life.
A quick reminder, this is kinda similar to Google glass!! And some sources says that BMW is also working on some innovative cars which use augmented reality.
All these developments, in installing new technologies in various unique tools is due to INTERNET OF THINGS, which brings various indifferent things under a common roof so called Internet. Learn more about INTERNET OF THINGS here Internet of things.
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