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An Augmented Reality 3D-Tracking App to Help You Fix Your Car
It can happen to anybody to run into unexpected emergencies on the road and that can by quite embarrassing and frustrating for those who don’t really know much about mechanics. The good news is with technology, all this is about to change.
There is a new 3D-tracking app that gives you the power to become expert mechanic in just a few seconds. It is an app offered by the firm Inglobe Technologies. The company has just released a video demo that shows how it augmented reality 3D tracker can help the average Joe.
With the app installed on an iPad the user can easily navigate through the different parts of a car engine even if he doesn’t know anything about it. This is done with the app been able to identify the different engine parts and annotate it in a picture diagram. On top of that there is a virtual hand that shows to the users some of the basic maintenance tips he can undertake on his own. An example is how to add oil.
When it comes to portable devices, the app is currently only available on iOS devices but just imagine if it should be made for Google Glass. You can take it everywhere you go and take a look at any car engine without having any difficulty familiarizing yourself with it.
In fact what the app has to offer is much more broad than just annotating car engine. Inglobe technologies offers a whole platform for developing Augmented Reality Applications. There are plugins available for other popular softwares like Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D.
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For now not all car models can be annotated with the help of the app but there is a team working on adding more. Car models for which the app can be used are Audi Le Mans R8, Chrysler Minivan, Volkswagen Touareg, Opel Astra, Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford.
In the future most of us will not need professional mechanics to deal with basic car problems. We should be able to solve those problem ourselves. And as the app improves, those who are a bit bold can go as far as getting deeper into the underlying layers of the engine and fix things up. At the end of the day most of us will have access to a whole library of knowledge that will enable us to understand our cars better and have a much more intimate relationship with them.
Google Glass will ultimately be the tool that will allow us to tap into the library of knowledge on the go. At that point it will not make sense anymore to ask questions to neighbors. The reality in which we live will completely change.