Just a quick heads-up on your next car’s next-gen 3D tech

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Just a quick heads-up on your next car’s next-gen 3D tech

The technology will project augmented reality safety and navigation info ‘through’ the windscreen

Motoring reporters

In a world on the cusp of an autonomous, ride-sharing future, Jaguar Land Rover is developing a next-generation head-up display. The 3D technology could project augmented reality (AR) safety information in front of drivers and 3D entertainment in front of passengers.

In the meantime, and while people are still in control of their vehicles, the head-up display will simply project live safety information in front of the driver. Potential alerts to be beamed up “through” the windshield include hazard detection warnings and satellite navigation.

In the future, when autonomous driving is approved by national regulators, the car company intends to use this technology to let passengers watch 3D movies. Using eye- and head-tracking tech, passengers in any seat will be able to see the images in 3D without needing their own screen, though having multiple screens would allow individuals to select their own immersive entertainment...

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