In the electric vehicle space, much of the most advanced technology is used to push vehicles forward (the best example is Tesla).
Now the Volkswagen group is stepping up to EV competition with its new Cupra Born with augmented reality.
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While the official announcement of the EV was made a few weeks ago, this week we finally got a closer look at some of the details.
Specifically, the car’s augmented reality heads-up display will be shown and if the final product is similar to the preview, it will be an impressive demonstration of mobile AR.
According to the company, the Cupra Born uses a combination of cameras and radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect the driver and display essential information on the heads-up AR display.
Some of the information currently included in the array of the AR system is the ability to detect speed limits and alert the driver while displaying the speed limit on the car’s windshield, causing even a little bit of distracted driving. avoided that can occur by looking down. dashboard-mounted speedometer from a traditional car.
In addition to the Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control displays, the vehicle can also display direction arrows and flags of the final destination in AR. This effectively mimics the Google Walking Navigation Mode available on your smartphone, but again, without worrying about looking away from the road for a potentially dangerous split second.
There’s even a bit of a Marvel tie-in with The Falcon and the Winter SoldierBaron Zemo (actor Daniel Brühl) serves as the car company’s spokesman in a new European commercial. The EV will cost around $ 40,000 and go into production in September.