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Potential of Augmented Reality for Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Adnan Mahmood
  • Bernard Butler
  • Brendan Jennings
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_274-1



Augmented reality (AR) is usually regarded as a human-computer interface which enhances a human’s perception of the real world by superimposing useful contextual information in real time (Ling 2017). Over the past few years, AR systems have made remarkable advances in several industries, including aerospace, automotive, robotics, health, military, education, marketing, social media and networking, tourism, gaming, etc. It is anticipated that the next revolutionary wave in industry would come in the shape of a significant dependence on AR devices and systems. In contrast, virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated three-dimensional immersive experience which is displayed either on a computer display or via special stereoscopic displays, such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift system.

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This publication received support from Science Foundation Ireland’s CONNECT programme, and is co-funded under European Regional Development Fund’s Grant Number 13/RC/2077.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adnan Mahmood
    • 1
  • Bernard Butler
    • 1
  • Brendan Jennings
    • 1
  1. 1.Emerging Networks Laboratory, Telecommunications Software & Systems GroupWaterford Institute of TechnologyWaterfordIreland