How Augmented Reality Will Change the Way We Drive

As technology advances in our workplace, home, and daily life, so too does the technology that we find inside our cars. It’s not so long ago that we were driving around in cars that did not flaunt backup cameras, brakes that will engage when we get too close, or even autonomous parallel parking systems. So why do we take these technologies for granted now?

We’ve gotten used to having these new technologies in our cars, as they enhance the driving experience. Technology even helps us here too at Auto Glass Fitters. If it weren’t for technology, we wouldn’t be able to provide such a high quality of mobile auto glass repair in Kelso and its surrounding areas.

Some things are made easier with technology. For instance, driving is generally safer with the incorporation of new engineering devices. One system that is poised to revolutionize the automotive industry entirely is augmented reality (AR). It is speculated that AR will be fully implemented into the windshields of cars, drastically changing the way that drivers interact with their vehicles.


Augmented reality is intended to simplify the way that we use navigation when we go from place to place. With AR, your car’s navigation system will be displayed directly on the road, with dotted lines or arrows pointing you in the direction that you need to go. This will minimize the driver’s need to use any other navigation device, allowing the driver’s path to be seamlessly implemented into the driving experience.


One small part of AR that drivers are already seeing being implemented into their driving experience is the movement of indicators like fuel gauges, speed, and RPM monitors being moved to the windshield instead of the dash. This means drivers can monitor their speed and check necessary information without taking their eyes off the road.


One thing that will never change is human’s innate need to socialize. As texting becomes more and more part of our daily lives, so do accidents that occur because of checking our phones while we’re on the road. An augmented reality windshield will display messages as part of the windshield, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road while communicating safely through voice text.

Pedestrians and Motorcyclists

The speculation for technology that will change the way that we identify pedestrians and motorcyclists is the AR engineering that we are most excited about. Experts say that in the future, your car will be able to detect pedestrians and motorbike riders, outlining them with a red silhouette. Some people even believe that your car will be able to monitor the movements of any given individual and notify you if there is a high likelihood that they will enter your path of trajectory.

Some Things Augment, Some Stay the Same

Here at Auto Glass Fitters, we can guarantee that even when augmented reality hits the automotive industry, we will still be offering windshield repair services in Dutchess County. We offer a range of other auto glass services as well, including window replacements for any part of your car. For a quote or to get in contact with us about any of your auto glass issues, call 1-877-256-2054.

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