Those who go on crazy off-road adventures and get inspired by various SUV commercials are likely to encounter many unexpected dangers in all terrains.
Automaker Mitsubishi is ready to bring those dangers to the forefront with augmented reality warnings on a heads-up display across much of the windshield of its Mi-Tech concept hybrid SUV. The fantasy car was shown this week in a video at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Don't miss out: Auto AR Tech Company WayRay sets its sights on unicorn status with $ 80 million financing round led by Porsche  In the video, the SUV driver who caves through the outback uses the concept of AR collision warning system to swing around erupting geysers. Augmented reality warnings on the windshield warn the driver of collisions so that they can respond to the impending danger. Mitsubishi says warnings can also help the driver avoid the worst damage if a collision is inevitable.
Not only unwanted occurrence of geysers, but other cars, optical sensors on the car transmit data to it vehicle assistance system, according to Mitsubishi's concept vision. This can simply mean that AR-enabled warnings on the windshield of the car can, for example, allow you to drive through thick fog with confidence.
Mitsubishi clearly hopes to transform the image of the blazing-fast electric car into the so-popular SUV category on the US market, and it uses AR to make us feel more comfortable with emerging car technology. In another example in the concept video, the AR windscreen warning appears to reflect the charging status of the complex hybrid, gas and electric powertrain.
Although such an information display can be useful for charging purposes, the entire engine status on screen while driving does not seem very convenient. Mitsubishi uses this part of the video just as likely for its updated, smaller hybrid powertrain. As an indication of its intentions, Mitsubishi has not said anything in its related press release about whether AR windscreens will actually go into production, but the company has confirmed that it is planning to add electrical technology to new medium-sized and compact SUVs by 2022 & # 39; s.  Mitsubishi & # 39; s new electric car shows off AR dashboard in concept video ” width=”480″ height=”480″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>