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, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 177–187 | Cite as

Augmented reality navigation systems

  • Wolfgang NarztEmail author
  • Gustav Pomberger
  • Alois Ferscha
  • Dieter Kolb
  • Reiner Müller
  • Jan Wieghardt
  • Horst Hörtner
  • Christopher Lindinger
LONG PAPER

Abstract

The augmented reality (AR) research community has been developing a manifold of ideas and concepts to improve the depiction of virtual objects in a real scene. In contrast, current AR applications require the use of unwieldy equipment which discourages their use. In order to essentially ease the perception of digital information and to naturally interact with the pervasive computing landscape, the required AR equipment has to be seamlessly integrated into the user’s natural environment. Considering this basic principle, this paper proposes the car as an AR apparatus and presents an innovative visualization paradigm for navigation systems that is anticipated to enhance user interaction.

Keywords

Augmented reality Navigation systems Visualization paradigms User interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Narzt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gustav Pomberger
    • 1
  • Alois Ferscha
    • 1
  • Dieter Kolb
    • 2
  • Reiner Müller
    • 2
  • Jan Wieghardt
    • 2
  • Horst Hörtner
    • 3
  • Christopher Lindinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Johannes Kepler University LinzLinzAustria
  2. 2.Siemens AG Corporate TechnologyMunichGermany
  3. 3.Ars Electronica FuturelabLinzAustria

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