Innovative Tech of the Week: Volkswagen XL1 Augmented Reality App
In case you missed it, the new Volkswagen XL1 not only looks like a spaceship, it has the technology of one, too.
“Volkswagen created an augmented reality iPad app that gives the device user the ability to view step by step instructions for the repair, replacement, dismantling, and reassembling of each of the 261-mpg supercar components. Although this is not the first time that an auto maker has added AR to its manual, this is by far the most extensive use of the technology as it has been applied for every intricate component and not just general information about basic maintenance.”
With the recent release of our new construction mobile app SmartReality, we’re all about augmented reality. It is exciting to see this technology used not only to enhance user experience but transfer knowledge to the user. Who knows how many will use this app to disassemble their Volkswagen, but the fact that they could is pretty monumental. Honestly, we’re just looking forward to a world where you don’t have to comb through the index of user manual books to set up Bluetooth.