Navigation devices can be seen everywhere in our life: the central control screen of most cars doubles as the display of navigation devices, and navigation App is absolutely a necessary software installed in almost every smartphone.
However, the development of navigation equipment is still "a long way to go".
Perhaps the best thing about the future, in terms of cars alone, is that the streets will be full of cars that are already highly automated or even driverless.
But until the age of driverless cars arrives, we will still need plenty of innovative technology to make life easier.
In addition to augmented reality, GPS navigation, and ADAS advanced driver assistance systems, here are some amazing concepts that C. Zymoxa is going to show you.
Augmented reality glasses byBMWMINI
Of all the conceptual technologies we've seen, augmented reality has the potential to disrupt the way navigation devices work, by projecting images and information into our line of sight to simulate realistic realistic environments.
BMW recently used augmented reality on a MINICooperS concept car, but to experience the "immersive" effect, you need to wear clumsy glasses first.
In fact, the Augmented reality glasses paired with the MINICooperS concept car can effectively share information with the user's smartphone, meaning that all information displayed on the phone can be set to appear in the user's line of sight.
This means that instead of having to look at signs on the road that may have faded, drivers can follow the navigational arrows that appear in their line of sight, such as turning and going straight.
In addition, the camera on the outside of the car body will project some details easily ignored by the driver into the user's vision in the form of image, which can effectively avoid the occurrence of traffic accidents.
Although many automakers have invested heavily in augmented reality technology, there are still no mass-produced models to match the technology.
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Navion™ augmented reality navigation System byWayRay
Although the application research of AUGMENTED reality technology in the automotive field is not a "rare thing", after all, HUD (head-up display), as the bottom product of AR technology, has always accounted for a large proportion of sales in the aftermarket.
But as technology has improved, simply showing speed and curved arrows is no longer enough to satisfy the consumer's appetite.
Swiss company WayRay Navion released its first holographic mobile navigation product, which is likely to disrupt the 2D imaging rear-loader market.
Navion can be easily installed on the dashboard.
It can project navigation information, safety tips and other holographic images onto the windshield.
Navion's best feature as a mobile navigation device is that the arrows are projected directly onto the road ahead, and the scene is like a ForzaHorizon2 game interface.
Navion's design is a bit Navion, but it's also Navion's obligatory gesture-controlled approach, which isn't exactly what the consumer market is looking for right now, and j.D. Power's survey also shows that consumers aren't too impressed by the idea of gesture-controlled navigation.
Navion is expected to start taking pre-orders later this year, with more features and no "anti-human" designs, which will eventually sell well.
Drones are stealing the navigation business!
Drone - Lily
In fact, the navigation function is limited to cars, which is considered to be somewhat biased.
In addition to handheld navigators, there are a number of bizarre devices that can perform the same function, including drones.
Despite cloud bacteria today introduced the uav has a quiet elegant name "Lily", but her way of operation is slightly rough, through the setting of flight control and the stabilizing system, as long as the four axis aircraft into the air, she can balance itself, capture the wearable controller signal, no matter cycling, skating, skiing, or other outdoor sports, can realize the following.
But unlike self-driving cars, the Lily doesn't rely on GPS and USES a tracker on your wrist to keep track of where you're going and what you're doing.
It can follow you, overtake you at top speed, and even be used to film the movement.
It is worth mentioning, Lily this uav also installed the GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer, pressure gauge, and three-axis gyroscope, not only can always according to the set routes, to around 360 degrees, the intelligent visual image resolution technique, the voice can be digital noise reduction processing, with the air at the same time guarantee to clap, and implement the backhand landing.
Drone - AirDog
When it comes to autonomous flying drones these days, one can't help but think of Lily, a small, light creature.
But in fact, there are many similar concept products to rival it.
When the drone AirDog debuted on Kickstarter last summer, it generated a lot of buzz.
With a tracker fitted with the "AirLeash" wireless module, AirDog will follow you to the big world.
When the user moves, AirLeash sends an immediate signal to the AirDog, which then follows the owner.
It is worth mentioning that AirDog can automatically take off, land, avoid obstacles, identify no-fly zones and other functions just by installing an APP on the phone. AirDog is a smart "good gay friend".
Of course, the commercialisation of driverless cars may be a long way off for now.
But using tracking signals to navigate drones also seems to be an innovative and effective solution for the automotive industry.
(4) Using smart watches to find parking Spaces, automatic parking functions byBMWi3
BMW MINICooperS concept car using augmented reality glasses is not the only try for BMW navigation technology in the future, believe a lot of friends to debut in early CES exhibition remote valet parking assistant (RemoteValetParkingAssistant) the same memory.
Although the name of the feature isn't catchy, the BMW I3 concept car with the technology is, on the whole, much smarter than other regular models.
Owners can use the Samsung GalaxyS smartwatch, which is equipped with the i3 remote control App, to let the car find its own parking space.
With lidar, 360° anti-collision technology and a digital navigation map of the parking lot, the car can find a parking space without the help of GPS.
What's more, after issuing the call instructions, the BMW I3 will first automatically locate the location of the car owner, and meet the owner at the agreed place on time according to the time of the car owner's arrival at the parking lot.
Summary of Che Yun:
As the saying goes, "as big as the brain is, there are as many holes as there are holes."
With the continuous progress of computer chip technology, mobile Internet, big data and Internet of vehicles, traditional navigation equipment is bound to present more diversified, more perfect and more high-quality products in the future.
Although the emergence of driverless cars will reduce the proportion of navigation technology in consumer life, it is undeniable that the continuous iteration of innovative products has created more opportunities for mobile travel in the Internet era, so it is reasonable to expect the booming development of navigation technology in the future.