Augmented reality and the future of driving
January 13th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Augmented reality and the future of driving

By Brandon Griggs, CNN

Las Vegas (CNN) - Imagine a future in which icons flash on your car windshield, hologram style, as your car approaches restaurants, stores, historic landmarks or the homes of friends.

Simply point your hand at them, and the icons open to show real-time information: when that bridge over there was built, what band is playing at that nightclub on the left, whether that new café up the street has any tables available. Wave your hand again, and you've made a restaurant reservation.

Mercedes-Benz showed off this vision of the future of driving - complete with augmented-reality and gesture-controlled features - this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

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  1. Tims

    Jehosh27 on October 20, 2011 Well, the cnsetot is over now, but I think The Last Samurai would be great. You start off with a gun, and know next to nothing about swords. (how about the indian raid for the tutorial?) and as the game progresses, factions come into view, and you can side with whomever you want. Multiple, alternate endings, and even alternate fighting styles. Maybe Algren fights AGAINST the samurai at the end? it would be a very fun game, I think, especially if Bioware made it.

    February 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  2. allenwoll

    Manual auto driving HAS no future ! ! !

    February 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  3. jb

    It restarted when I posted a helpful comment. Losing interest in 3...2...1...

    February 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  4. Rubyleaf

    Great more ads. While your diving no less. I wont notice though Ill be to busy texting.

    February 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
  5. Optimus Prime

    WTH?

    February 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
    • Mayur

      peaunts2105 on July 12, 2011 This car is vile. I love SUV's but this is a pig in every department. Looks, build, engines performance etc.Dont dick about, buy a Range Rover. Its king and it knows it and so do you.

      February 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  6. graeme

    Kind of seems like this [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwDUzSWoCjo&w=640&h=390]
    OR

    February 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Reply
    • Greg

      MyFreeProductSamples on October 14, 2011 @Thekissfamily2 That's funny. Yeah it's lttile random free stuff like that when you just have to say Welp, it was free!

      February 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  7. V

    The only way something like this would be possible is if the car completely drove itself. Otherwise, laws would be passed banning all of this technology the second it was put into production.

    February 2, 2012 at 7:59 am | Reply
  8. Sean

    That’s just what we need, more distraction while driving. Most of you tools can’t handle driving period. Let alone with a cell phone or this gimmick.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  9. Алихан Пагиев

    Интересная технология. Как скоро начнется серийное производство?

    January 16, 2012 at 2:28 am | Reply
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    January 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • jb

      Do what?

      February 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • jb

      Some text off screen at 1:00. Hard to follow story. Please edit and repost.

      February 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • Bella

      midrerkud200 on March 1, 2011 @Cargo1273 And why is the Escalade worth $20,000 dollars more than a Naviagtor (im talking in Canada, may be different in USA). because up here, the price for a fully loaded Navigator is less than the base price of an Escalade, and more what?? A smoother ride?? i dont think so, the Navigator has IRS which makes it pretty freaking smooth altough if you choose the 20 rims it does reduce the ride quality a little bit as it would with all vehicles.

      February 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Reply

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