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Wearable technology, meet Mini

Fortune

BMW Group just unveiled an eyewear product concept that uses augmented reality technology to display virtual information overlaid on a driver’s view of the road. The glasses, dubbed Mini Augmented Vision, were introduced at Auto Shanghai 2015, and emanated from research conducted at the BMW Group Technology Office in Silicon Valley.

What’s the point of these spectacles? To show how heads-up displays could be worn as eyewear, anchoring graphical information to the actual environment, rather than offering limited dashboard data in a small portion of the windshield. It’s an early step from a “look to” approach to a “look-through” strategy.

The glasses, sporting a steampunk aesthetic, use nearly identical components to what’s found in a smart phone or tablet, but the touchscreen is replaced with two stereoscopic high-definition displays in front of your eyes. Wifi and Bluetooth connections allow data from the car and the Internet—such as speed, navigation coordinates…

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