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iPhone gives augmented reality to car navigation system

17 May 2012 One Comment

Fujitsu Ten has just released an app that takes video from an iPhone camera, displays it on the screen of a car navigation system and superimposes icons on the video. The augmented reality application can provide useful information about the surroundings to help with giving directions.

The “Driview” application which is available for free download, works with Fujitsu Ten’s “Eclipse” brand of car navigation systems ( ‘AVN-ZX02i’ or ‘AVN-Z02i’ ). The iPhone is connected to the navigation system using a separately sold cable.

The company has previously released smartphone integrated systems such as “TwitDrive” which allows to tweet while driving, “DocoCar” which helps you find where you parked you car and “Car News Reader” a text to speech application which reads the news for you.

Fujitsu Ten via TechON

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