Racers would seriously benefit from smart glasses
Rally car drivers can reach speeds exceeding 125mph during any given race. Consequently, the need for a co-driver is non-negotiable for these automotive daredevils.
After all, the twists and turns rally cars navigate are the site of endless life and death scenarios.
Moreover, one muffled ‘left turn’ out of a co-driver’s lips can mean the difference between a championship and early retirement.
Rally car racers rely heavily on brave co-drivers. Credit: Camera Courage
Racing with augmented reality
The sport has adopted modern tech to meet racer’s needs. GPS has replaced map printouts and mic’d co-drivers no longer worry if a driver can’t hear direction prompts over the engine’s roar.
As a result, it’s only a matter of time before the sport adopts AR to help with navigation. Specifically, smart glasses will help both driver and co-driver traverse any course with minimal risk.
Drivers will eventually benefit from augmented reality. Credit: Dribbble – Augmented Reality Driving
Like the iconic HUDs drivers use in video games Gran Turismo and Forza, smart glasses would provide directions and warnings in real-time.
Ultimately, AR tech will give drivers the same control over their vehicles that experienced gamers enjoy.