Samsung patents sat nav glasses

The technology company Samsung has filed a patent in South Korea for glasses which have augmented reality and show turn-by-turn navigation. reports that the idea can be described as a “head up display that’s on at all times.”

The patent description suggests a camera will work with the glasses to read the road ahead. From there, the tech could calculate navigation and deploy arrows and other navigation guidance into the world as the driver sees it.

Cnet reports, “While a head-up display remains fixed while driving, we could see these AR glasses give drivers the ability to look around and still see directions as they look for an exit ramp, or navigate a lane change. There’s also mention of an in-vehicle camera to possibly read a driver’s signals and send commands to the system.”

“Whether drivers want to clutter their view with extra info,” the report concludes, “will likely differ person by person, of course.”

(Picture – patent application/


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