Microsoft HoloLens to offer AR demos in Volvo showrooms
Microsoft and Volvo have joined forces, fortunately not for the sake of making a gaudy automotive-themed telephone, however to equip the automaker’s showrooms with HoloLens headsets. Beginning subsequent yr, Volvo will have the ability to showcase issues not often attainable to demo immediately and indoors — say, its automobiles’ security options, similar to collision avoidance, and numerous attainable customization choices — via holograms. The 2 corporations have just lately exhibited a prototype model of the system at Microsoft’s HQ in Redmond utilizing the upcoming S90 luxurious sedan as their topic. Because of augmented actuality, they have been capable of show not solely holographic fashions of the unreleased automotive, but in addition cross sections of its elements.
Individuals have been additionally capable of customise the sedan’s colour and bumper, they usually have been capable of stroll across the hologram to see it from all angles. In response to Bloomberg, the 2 corporations might even embrace the potential to take a seat inside an precise car and take it for an AR check drive for a extra immersive expertise. That is merely one of many tasks Microsoft took on to advertise its HoloLens headset: the tech behemoth has simply completed an eleven-metropolis tour within the US and Canada in an effort to entice builders to purchase a unit subsequent yr for $three,000. Nonetheless, this partnership is not only a one-off, as Redmond and Volvo plan to work collectively on different automotive applied sciences sooner or later.