Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Toyota creates augmented reality passenger windows

updated 06:50 pm EDT, Tue July 26, 2011

Enables passengers to "interact" with scenery

Motor Europe's Kansei1 Design Division, working with the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), has developed a prototype interactive display that enables a car passenger to interact with the passing scenery. The technology, called "Windows to the World," transforms a side window into a transparent touchscreen that can magnify, track or even audibly name a passing object. The passenger can use hi fingers to manipulate the view.

Toyota and CIID have incorporated five ideas into the prototype. The first is "Drawing in Motion." A passenger can trace a passing object with his or her fingers. As the real world image moves from view, the traced image will follow along and then disappear with the real image.

A second activity is zooming. A passenger can use his/her fingers to outline and then create a magnified image of the real world object. A third app can identify the object both audible and visually, spelling out and saying that objects name. A fourth app can measure and display the distance to that object. The final app, "Virtual Constellations," would use the car's sunroof at night to display information on the stars in the skies above.

The "Windows to the World" concept is being demonstrated at the Our Future Mobility Now project sponsored by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association.













By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News