The rumours of Apple launching their first augmented reality device has been whispered since 2017 following a report made by Bloomberg. Now, it appears that Apple is closer than ever to launching their first augmented reality product, thought to be the ‘Apple Glasses’.
Premium car makers, Audi utilise Augmented Reality to arrange complex logistics processes by showcasing digital presentations in 3D holograms which are displayed in their actual environment, assisting the planners to effectively evaluate the process. Consequently, prototypes of machinery and equipment are no longer necessary, saving cost and helping the environment.
NASA is utilising Augmented Reality technology to collect and distribute vital data about the vehicles in our skies, such as drones, to those who need it. Whether the information is needed for managing air traffic, local governance or emergency response, visualising complex data in augmented reality allows for easier awareness and understanding of the operations of vehicles which populate our skies.
The 2020 League of Legends World Championship tournaments are underway. Rokid, an Augmented Reality technology company, based in China, provided their AR glasses for the limited audience able to attend.
A recent article by the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, claims that Apple is working with Sony on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology that would be used in its reported AR headset. It is rumoured that the headset could be announced as early as 2021, the article claims.
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of smart glasses and Augmented Reality technology and products, have announced that the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been upgraded, boasting new features which make it easier for wearers to seamlessly integrate the Smart Glasses into everyday life.
Hyundai Mobis, the 7th largest automotive supplier in the world, has announced this week that it has awarded a significant investment in UK based Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display (AR HUD) company Envisics.
The US Army has showcased the first Augmented Reality goggles designed for service dogs, which will allow them to receive orders from a distance. The Augmented Reality technology was developed by the company Command Sight, which is managed by the US Army Research Laboratory.