The most-awaited Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has officially started, and of course, known for its goal to elevate the future of mobility, Nissan unveils another augmented reality (AR) concept.
Making its biggest twist yet in terms of vehicle technology, the Japanese carmaker has found a great way to make the driving experience more enjoyable, convenient, and even cooler than before. Dubbed as Invisible-to-Visible or I2V, Nissan’s new AR concept is capable of turning the car’s plain windshields into eye-bulging, virtual game-like screens.
So, how does the I2V work? Well, this augmented reality technology uses information from the vehicle’s on-board sensors, along with the data obtained from the cloud, and then projects it on the windshield.
The I2V is supported by Nissan’s Omni-Sensing technology, which gathers data from the actual traffic conditions, as well as the brand’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) technology that analyzes the road environment via real-time information. Once you reach your destination, SAM scans for available parking spots and parks the vehicle for the driver. Not only that, this concept is also powered by the Japanese marque’s ProPILOT semi-autonomous driver assistance system to give information on the car’s surroundings.
The I2V also features a map that projects a 360-degree virtual space around the car to let drivers see the road and intersection status, visibility, signage, and the nearby pedestrians.
Now, this is where it gets a little weird yet impressive, if this concept is actually put into reality. According to the company, this AR concept can project a three-dimensional avatar inside the vehicle to serve as an instructor that could ride shotgun to give you driving guides. An avatar could also assist travelers to discover places to eat when in a specific place.
Last year, Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle technology has stirred the curiosity of the people, taking part in AutoDeal’s Favorites among the numerous car technologies presented at the CES 2018.