Samsung AR glasses patent shows off turn-by-turn navigation function

In a patent filed in South Korea, Samsung partially describes a pair of glasses with AR functions that can provide turn-by-turn navigation right in front of the driver’s eyes. Essentially, it sounds a bit like a head-up display of the kind some cars provide in the windshield, but in this case, it’s directly ahead of the driver, thanks to the glasses.

From the patent description and image, it sounds like a camera will work with the glasses to read the road ahead. From there, the tech could calculate navigation and deploy arrows and other navigation guidance into the world as the driver sees it.

While a head-up display remains fixed while driving, we could see these AR glasses give drivers the ability to look around and still see directions as they look for an exit ramp, or navigate a lane change.