BMW group is showing off its latest entry into the race for ultimate superiority in vehicle infotainment. The "Mini Augmented Vision" goggles debuted in San Francisco, and were shown again at this week's Shanghai Auto Show.
The aviatorish-looking goggles will pair with the car's existing connected car system, and provide the usual host of infotainment features such as GPS services, back up and other camera views of hidden areas and blind spots, and of course in-car entertainment. The specs contain all the features of a modern smart device - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a Qualcomm processor and an Android operating system.
The goggles are the result of a partnership with Qualcomm, and are still very much in the developmental stage. On the subject of other augmented reality glasses, Qualcomm VP Jay Wright noted that “The industry has struggled to come up with really compelling consumer apps we can deliver on. I hope this can be a turning point for the category.”
There is no timeline as to when the goggles will become available.
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