Mini cooper is creating an augmented reality headset. Yes, as in the car company, the same one where you can build your own car.
Mini’s new augmented reality headset will be worn while driving. Usually distracted driving is not legal, but mini assures its users the augmented reality will not obstruct any vehicles, lanes, markers, signs– you know, the things we’re supposed to pay attention to on the road.
Mini’s goggles are (ironically) not mini, clunky, looks-like-WW2-flying-goggles and are meant to be worn all the time. Yeah, all the time. The goggles are primarily meant for driving (obviously) but can be used outside the mini. An example of what they could be used for is an art gallery, which is to say you’ll see computer art, but in real life… kinda?
One of the many features of the Mini goggles is X-Ray View. Not in a cool, Superman, see-
through-shirts kind of X-Ray, but in a way that allows the user to see through the doors or blindspot, allowing them to see objects obstructed by the car.
All in all, these seem cool because augmented reality is rad, not because it can be used in a mini cooper.
It’s also less cool because the model for it is ridiculous disproportionate.
Is he 12 feet tall? What’s with his narrow legs? What’s going on here?