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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.

Serena Chu
Serena Chu on October 1, 2013.

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.

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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.

Volkswagen XL1 MARTA

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