General Motors (GM) has filed a patent application for an auto-dimming augmented reality (AR) windshield, which would enhance the driving experience by projecting important information onto the windshield.
According to the patent application, the AR windshield would use sensors and cameras to detect the driver’s gaze and adjust the projected information accordingly. This would allow the driver to receive information such as speed, navigation, and incoming calls without having to take their eyes off the road.
The patent application also suggests that the AR windshield could be used for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as lane departure warnings and collision avoidance alerts. Additionally, the technology could be used for entertainment purposes, such as projecting movies or video games onto the windshield for passengers to watch.
The auto-dimming feature of the AR windshield would be controlled by a light sensor, which would automatically adjust the brightness of the projected information to prevent glare and ensure optimal visibility for the driver.
GM’s development of this in-car technology is in line with the growing trend of integrating AR into vehicles. Many other car manufacturers, such as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, among others, are also investing in AR technology to enhance the driving experience.
The implementation of an AR windshield in GM vehicles would not only improve the driving experience but also increase safety by reducing the number of distractions for the driver. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we drive, and we can expect to see more and more car manufacturers investing in AR technology in the near future.
GM’s filing of this patent application is an indication of its commitment to investing in the development of cutting-edge technology that will the driving experience and improve safety for its customers. It remains to be seen when this technology will be available in GM vehicles but this is something that we should watch out for.