BMW’s HELMET WITH AUGMENTED REALITY!

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.

So, let me know your thoughts about this…

What is Internet of Things?

Internet of things is all about objects connecting to the internet. A decade ago, maybe we only have one device connected to the internet, but now we have a plenty of devices like computer, smartphone, tablet, smart watches, cars, TVs, also more advanced home equipment so called smart homes, connected to the internet which work hand in hand.

Internet of things is growing rapidly, if you are following the CES 2016 going on right now, there are so many Internet of things related stuff going on like the Smart refrigerators, which is connected to the internet and notifies us with more useful stuff going on in the refrigerator and many more.

This is like, when you enter your smart home using an app sitting on your smart phone, your smart home senses everything you are up to, like the temperature outside, your schedule through your calendar, your mood etc and acts accordingly.

In near future Artificial Intelligence may further increase it’s reach and help us making suggestions!! For example, In automobile industry, vehicles can predict Absolutely anything with the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Is Artificial Intelligence really necessary? “Smart( indirectly AI)”, why do we like this word so much? Why are we more worried about this particular field this much? We are experiencing more and more revolutionary things, When can we expect an Evolution of new ones, in this field? Maybe a substitute to the Internet?;)