Augmented Reality Manual Helps Volkswagen Owners Repair A Concept Car [Video]
Notable German software company developes a way to display under-the-hood car mechanics in the third dimension.
Early this year, Volkswagen revealed their ultra-limited edition hybrid XL1 car and promised to showcase the final model at the Geneva Motor Show. The Volkswagen XL1 is one of the the most futuristic, fuel-efficient vehicles on the planet. With such a reputable name, it is only fitting to have an equally impressive repair manual to match.
In collaboration with Metaio, Volkswagen developed the iPad app MARTA that employs the tablet’s built-in camera to provide step-by-step details on how to dismantle, repair, replace, and put back together all the intricate components of the motorized beauty. The augmented reality of maintenance instructions might just be a way automatics is headed in the future.
Audi has also released a similar application to introduce new A3 owners around the car’s interior features, as well as under the hood mechanical directions for automobile mechanics.
Check out the iPad 3d demonstration here.