Wikitude has released their latest AR app for Android, called Wikitude Drive, which the company calls the worlds first augmented reality navigation system, and the app works by showing your navigation route on top of the camera view on your Android device.
As you can see in the photos below, your smartphone camera will show you the road ahead, and then the Wikitude Drive app put an overlay of directions on top of what your smartphone camera displays.
“Wikitude Drive revolutionizes mobile navigation. Instead of using a digital map, the driver simply needs to follow a line projected onto his camera view. It all happens in real time”, said Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude. Following a line is a lot easier than following a route on a rather abstract map that hardly resembles reality. “In addition, Wikitude Drive proves to be a road safety milestone because the driver’s view never leaves the road”, Herdina pointed out one of the app’s key advantages.
The Wikitude Drive AR navigation app is now available from the Android Market for $9.99.
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