Applications Of Immersive Technologies In Smart Cities

Today, if we get stuck while traveling to a new place, we take out our smartphones and open the navigation app for help. We have to look at our smartphone screen constantly so that we don’t miss out on any directions. The approach we follow is actually inconvenient and unsafe. AR can play an important role here. Rather than presenting users with a complicated map, AR uses the phone camera to get information on the user’s location, augment navigational content on the mobile display, and help them navigate while they walk, etc. Those using an AR-based navigation app just move their phone around and AR uses an indicator to point out the right direction. For instance, view this AR-based navigation app as it works, here. This way, AR can provide users with not only a novel navigation experience but also help in commuting safely.