Augmented reality and VR tech in general is all the rage right now and Aero Glass are looking to innovate in the aviation market by offering heads up display glasses to pilots. This may all sound very familiar, that is because military pilots wear augmented reality heads-up displays, but these are wildly expensive and have never really been suitable for general aviation.
Aero Glass want to offer a lower cost and less intrusive solution that will allow pilots to physically see if another craft is above them or below them, as well as any other obstacles via their Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. They’re fairly similar in concept to that of Google Glass, but feature a full display across both eyes that make them ideal for real-time information over-lays.
“Instead of looking at instruments and doing lots of mental calculations, basically you’re looking outside and you see all these things overlaid on reality,” says Akos Maroy, founder of Aero Glass. “You can select how much information you want overlaid on reality.”
The bonus here is that the whole setup can be implemented for under $1,000 and there are already 200 pilots testing out the new system. It’s currently aimed at experimental pilots and early adopters rather than the commercial aviation market, but it’s still pretty interesting tech.
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