Oxford, England - Mini has made a portable, wearable version of the head-up displays it offers in some of its cars. And it even has x-ray vision.
Called Mini Augmented Vision, the concept gadget is to be demonstrated at next week’s Auto Shanghai show.
Head-up displays in modern cars are becoming ever more common as a way of giving drivers speed information and navigation instructions on the windscreen, placing it in their line of sight with minimum distraction.
Now, instead of the info being shown on the windscreen, Mini is projecting it onto a pair of glasses worn by the driver. Much like the Glass eyewear that Google has been working on for the past few years, Mini Augmented Vision shows relevant information in the driver’s direct field of vision but without concealing other road users, thereby increasin safety and convenience while driving.
Information such as speed and speed limits is displayed in the eyewear, along with navigation instructions and points of interest, as well as open parking spaces.