Elektrobit introduces new augmented reality display technology
Elektrobit introduced at CES 2018 EB arware, a platform- and sensor-agnostic framework that generates a real-time and continuously updated model of the car’s environment. EB arware aims to simplify the creation of augmented reality (AR) functions in automated and connected vehicles. The framework reportedly allows carmakers and suppliers to use their existing software and hardware.
Our roadways are abundant with information. While modern advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) help drivers maneuver complex situations and predict the movement of traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists, drivers must still be able to interpret this information and react accordingly. AR can ease this burden by communicating this critical information via a head-up display (HUD).
EB arware is designed to simplify the process of communicating information via head-up displays. The framework works in real time with a vehicle’s sensors, ADAS, and electronic control units to collect and fuse the data from its surroundings into useful information for the driver, which is augmented onto the HUD. EB arware is designed to make it possible to easily and efficiently visualize all relevant information in one place, which reduces driver distraction and encourages trust between the driver and vehicle.
“Augmented reality is opening new doors for carmakers and drivers alike, but implementing it can be intimidating,” said Martin Schleicher, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Management at Elektrobit. “We realize that car makers invest a lot of time and energy in selecting the best hardware for their vehicles, which is why creating an independent framework was a top priority for us. With EB arware, carmakers can offer their customers a safer and more comfortable driving experience without having to procure new hardware.”
EB arware works with the multimodal HMI development toolkit, EB GUIDE.
For more information, visit www.elektrobit.com or booth #6319 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall at CES 2018.