Samsung Works on VR Navigation Support For Drivers
Samsung, which we know mostly with the technological devices it produces, has filed a patent application for a VR glasses that will transfer its navigation information directly to the driver. Drivers who wear these glasses will be able to see the information of places of interest in the lens as well as turn-by-turn navigation information.
Today, many upper segment vehicles are equipped with some high-tech options such as volume control, automatic braking in emergency situations, automatic driving and even night vision to help detect pedestrians in the dark. A contribution to the ever-developing automobile technologies came from Samsung, which is not very close to the industry.
Samsung, which we know mostly with the electronic devices it produces, has found a unique solution that will help drivers drive better and with more safety. The company has applied for a patent for virtual reality glasses that reflect turn-by-turn navigation directly onto the lens of the user.
How does Samsung’s VR glasses that provide navigation support work?
The VR glasses that Samsung has filed for patent works basically like the head-up display (HUD), which reflects information such as speed information that drivers should see frequently on the windshield of the vehicle. At this point, instead of reflecting the information to the windshield, the glasses promise to take the driving experience to the next level by sending the VR glasses directly to the driver.
People who use these glasses will be able to view nearby fuel stations (including prices), restaurants and other attractions with virtual reality, as well as turn-by-turn navigation information. To do this, the glasses will be synchronized with a map application on smartphones or the vehicle’s internal GPS.
The investment in augmented and virtual reality technologies in the automotive industry is increasing:
The automotive industry is one of the most invested sectors in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies. According to Statista, AR & VR solutions in the global automotive market are expected to reach approximately $ 673 billion by 2025. At this point, Samsung’s application for VR glasses for drivers is not a very new concept in the industry.
In 2017, the Swiss-based WayRay introduced the first holographic navigation system for the cars the company called ‘Navion’. However, no extra glasses were required for the operation of WayRay’s system.