WayRay, the manufacturer of augmented reality displays for automobiles, wants to help developers integrate all the smart, futuristic AR features we see in concept videos into today's real cars.
On Thursday, the company launched its True AR SDK beta, which enables developers to create augmented reality apps with security alerts, navigation instructions, and infotainment controls for AR displays, including original and aftermarket models.
"The widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will trigger a tremendous variety of AR applications, both virtual and real Environment to blur through holographic AR displays, "said WayRay founder and founder Vitaly Ponomarev in a statement. "Our goal is to create a platform – like an app store with customized content for the passengers who transform passengers – that will transform the automotive value chain, create new business models and transform the overall mobility paradigm."
Now Available for Download, The True AR SDK includes an API, emulator, simulator, developer documentation, and samples. The SDK supports C ++, but is limited to Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 LTS and supports MacOS Sierra or High Sierra.
Originally planned for CES 2018, WayRay will return to the conference in 2019 with an SDK demo zone where attendees can experience the True AR driving experience in VR or work with the development of on-site AR apps. The company will also hold several technical sessions for developers.
To further its development, the company also sponsors the category Automobile Prize at the Reality Virtually Hackathon, which will be held January 17 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 19659011] Images via WayRay
Among the attendees are the 30 winners of WayRay's True AR Challenge, a competition where designers and developers should submit their concepts for AR apps for automobiles. Selected concepts include a realistic ad blocker that hides billboards and other distracting content, a truck driver assistant, and a multi-user navigation app.
WayRay ahead by WayRay at the beginning of the year, with WayRay in the lead The unicorn status is a place where AR colleagues Magic Leap and Niantic are also hoping. Building an ecosystem for its AR displays for the automotive industry is a necessary step in convincing automakers and aftermarket buyers to join the company for the ride.
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