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Apple patents AR maps solution – Phone Arena

A user would be able to select a nearby point of interest, or search it on the web, and get the route displayed on top of a live video feed from a smartphone’s camera or similar video capturing device. Especially with more cameras fitting onto newer car models, this AR patent could prove to be a pretty good driving companion, if you’re not sure where you’re going.

Key Takeaways:

  • The system will automatically detect the device’s orientation, tilt, field of view and GPS location and will be able to point the user in the right direction.
  • The drawings associated with the patent also show that the technology will be able to overlay street names and addresses over the live video feed.
  • Especially with more cameras being fitted onto newer car models, this AR patent could prove to be a pretty good driving companion, if you’re not sure where you’re going.

“The system will automatically detect the device’s orientation, tilt, field of view and GPS location and will be able to point the user in the right direction.”

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-patents-AR-maps-solution_id87537