AR App ready to be tested
Moditech is continuously innovating. It is our goal to utilize new technologies whenever possible to enlighten the job of first responders during extrications involving modern vehicles. We believe that the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology can aid in achieving this goal. With AR, the presentation of safety components in modern vehicles becomes part of the real world, allowing the first responders to work more efficient, safe and accurate. To use AR, we first have to display Crash Recovery System information in 3D format. A demo AR App with 3 vehicles in 3D format can now be tested by our users so that we can collect feedback and suggestions for further development.
Advantages of 3D display
A 3D display of vehicle information in the CRS offers many advantages to first responders at the scene of an accident. For instance, the locations of safety components are shown even more precisely due to the depth display. A user can scale the vehicle to it’s real dimensions and compare it with the actual vehicle, walk around the vehicle in three dimensions and examine the vehicle’s components. In an accident situation, the damage is also clearly visible in comparison to the standard location of the safety components.
3D is the future
We are confident that 3D will be of great help to first responders in the near future. The sooner first responders have an overview where the relevant (safety) components are located, the sooner they can respond safely and efficiently, which is important when every second counts. Our ambition is to display the correct amount of information at the right time. For example in a Heads-up Display in the helmet of a first responder.
Testing the AR App
The demo version of the AR App contains three vehicles: A DAF XF truck and two alternatively powered vehicles, namely the Tesla Model S and Opel Ampera. When the selected vehicle appears on the screen, a user can rotate it and zoom in and out.
The rotating menu in which the vehicle is located contains various buttons that can be used to hide certain parts of the vehicle or make the vehicle transparent and show it’s components. All current procedures available in CRS, such as deactivation, are also included in this 3D version, including the images to clarify this information.
Interested in testing the demo AR App? Drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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