MINI’s Google Glass-style Eyewear Meets Driver Needs
The Augmented Vision eyewear prototype incorporates vehicle connectivity and safety features
Think of MINI’s Augmented Vision eyewear as the twenty-first century version of classic driving goggles. The automaker will unveil the one off eyewear at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The project is a collaboration with several Qualcomm companies to create an augmented reality experience specific to the needs of a driver.
The eyewear features a built-in camera and see-through display technology on the lenses. The main functions of the eyewear are oriented to improve driving safety and navigation. While driving, the camera records the view and allows information to be displayed without being overlaid on surrounding motorists. Some of the specific features of the Augmented Vision eyewear include: