The automotive industry isn’t slowing down as they continue to add innovative technology and features to already souped-up vehicles. Hyundai has taken things to the next level by projecting nearby activities in real time to the driver through augmented reality (AR). Partnering with WayRay AG, Hyundai is focused on the goal of creating a heads-up display that fuses the modern idea of displaying information to the driver such as car speed and speed limits with an integrated system on the windshield.
The technology was showcased at CES this year in a Genesis G80, promoting what they call a holographic augmented-reality navigation system. While Hyundai is mum about when the technology will be available to the public, it does look like the system is still being heavily developed for later implementation.
In a video from WayRay AG showcases displays all the things the AR system can provide to a driver. And all in real time. Drivers can gain knowledge about the car, road, navigation, nearby activities, and plenty of other features.
While WayRay AG focused on all components of the software, Hyundai took a direct approach focusing on the augmented-reality navigation system which can adjust based on the viewing angle of the drive.
In a statement from Hyundai the company says, “Additionally, while conventional head-up display (HUD) units project a reflected image indirectly through an LCD screen mounted on the dashboard, the holographic AR display projects an image through the windshield.
WayRay’s display shows not only navigational features — such as lane guidance, destination points, and current speed — in augmented reality, but also incorporates ADAS features like lane departure warnings and forward collision warnings. […]
In addition, they expect the incorporation of V2X (Vehicle to Everything) technology and connectivity features will allow data such as traffic signals, surrounding vehicle information, as well as road or weather conditions, to be provided in real time.”
When will we see this technology? There isn’t a specific time frame laid out, but it’s in development which is a good sign for the future.