Augmented reality windscreens one-step closer


Augmented reality windscreens one-step closer

Technology firm Harman previewed innovative interactive windscreens at this year's Geneva motor show that couples Heads-Up Displays (HUD) with gesture recognition.

The firm strongly believes the new tech will transform the car into a mobile office without compromising safety.

The HUD is nothing new; many BMWs and other luxury car brands can be specified with a simple windscreen display that sits in the driver's peripheral vision and gives read outs on speed and fuel range.

But the real difference with Harman's technology is the amount of information on offer as the firm plan to project read-outs onto the windscreen that display weather conditions, arrows for navigation, directions, warnings of looming collisions and images of the incoming caller. All of which can be controlled by simple hand gestures from the driver.

Hans Roth, Harman's Director Technology Marketing, says he is working with car makers to incorporate many of these new features into the next generation of cars.

Watch the video below and see the new technology in action