Tesla has filed a new patent that has nothing to do with batteries or autonomous driving and things to do with augmented reality.
Last week, the company's US Patent and Trademark Office patent application , titled "Augmented Reality Feature Detection," showed up online.
Forbes earlier this month, the technology uses computer, according to the documentation, which originally submitted on May 31, 2018 and what surfaced by vision to recognize objects on the hues of the object appearing in the camera view and the location of the device.
When paired with other tracking methods, such as QR codes or radio frequency tags, the technology has the potential to improve assembly and quality control processes.
Tesla could also integrate the technology into robots or apply it via smartglasses, as Tesla has reportedly adopted Google Glass's Enterprise Edition in its factories.
Most AR industry observers follow the machinations of companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook , and Snapchat with regard to the future of AR technology. However, developing computer vision and augmented reality technology is a natural extension of Tesla's business model as well, in particular, it is now a computer competence in autonomous vehicles.
Right on the heels of the discovery of the AR patent filing, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made an appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday. Musk uses the opportunity to address his SEC fine, which was due to his Twitter usage, his marijuana smoking on a recent podcast, and how the company is cutting manufacturing costs by innovating the car production process.
During the interview, he so the news program reminds Tesla's patents open source. Therefore, if the new Tesla AR patent has been issued, it may have become more difficult to integrate the methodology into the hardware and software maker. their own offerings. NR30: The AR Influencers of 2018