While making a left-hand turn, for instance, the driver could be alerted to the speed of an oncoming car with a certain image on the windshield if there is not enough time to complete the turn, said Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, principal scientist at the institute.
But augmented reality applications, especially when used in cars, have to be designed carefully, Ng-Thow-Hing said.
Because unlike software crashes, an automobile can crash literally. "Dying is a bad user experience," he said.
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