VW’s Future Electric Car Will Have an Augmented Reality Navigation System

Volkswagen’s upcoming, all-electric I.D., previewed in concept form a few months ago at the Paris Motor Show, is as important to the company as the original Beetle and Golf. The concept car showed off all kinds of futuristic tech that seemed like fantasy, but one of the I.D.’s coolest feature will make it to production–its heads-up display.

Speaking to Autocar, Volkswagen design boss Klaus Bischoff confirmed that the company was hard at work making the I.D.’s “augmented HUD” a reality when the car reaches production in 2020.

Normally, we don’t get too excited about HUDs, because in their current state, they’re little more than gimmicks. But the I.D.’s promises some game-changing features. Projections are used to display information as if it’s 50 feet ahead of the driver.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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