AR Dashboards might be here sooner than you think! The Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, launched its first car last year and now it has its sight set on smart car tech. What exactly is Alibaba up to? Read on to find out.
Smart automobile tech developer, WayRay, recently earned an investment of $18 million from the Chinese behemoth. WayRay produces holographic navigation systems and currently, it is working on Navion, an augmented-reality dashboard that superimposes directions and other information onto a driver’s view of the road. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, right? Kind of like Terminator, when a robot looks at a person or object and immediately brings up information about them. Now, who wouldn’t want that in their car!
Things will probably speed up now that the company has more funding. In fact, guess what! WayRay already plans to launch a consumer version of Navion in 2017. Excited to see how that turns out!
Best of all, that’s not the only tech WayRay has up its sleeve. Partnering with Banma Technologies, they claim to be working on ‘the world’s first vehicle in production with a holographic AR head-up display’ to be launched in 2018. That’s another smart car tech to look forward to for sure. Interested in finding out more? Check out this list of upcoming car techs for the Dubai residents.
By the way, did you know that Alibaba made its entry in the auto market last summer with RX5? RX5 is a smart car that uses Alibaba’s Yun operating system but they have bigger plans for it. The vehicle will be turned into an internet-of-things ecosystem that will feature more smart hardware and internet services like Alipay.
So it seems like the car tech industry has lots of exciting things in store for us! If you are looking for used cars for sale in Dubai, UAE with some cool tech, take a look at our inventory of inspected and warrantied used cars. Happy shopping!