This week's AR news update is very techy. ThirdEye collaborates with NuEyes to better the sight, OnePlus launches a new phone at an AR event, and the new Mercedes' AR features revealed.
Fasten your seatbelts, and let's go!
NuEyes and ThirdEye launch augmented reality glasses
NuEyes and ThirdEye have partnered up to introduce the Pro 2 lightweight X2 MR Glasses. The AR glasses are meant for patients with visual impairment uncorrectable by traditional methods.
The Pro 2 glasses will improve the day-to-day life of those whose vision can't be corrected with conventional glasses or surgery. The glasses will enable things like watching TV and seeing loved ones' faces. The user can control magnification, contrast, and optical character recognition, with a touch of a button or voice command.
"The Pro 2 will improve day-to-day functions for thousands and help many regain their independence," says Nick Cherukuri, founder and CEO of ThirdEye.
OnePlus Nord AR launch party
OnePlus is throwing an AR launch party for their new smartphone, the OnePlus Nord. The online event will take place on July 21 at 10 AM ET.
The OnePlus 2 and 3 launch events featured VR, but for the new Nord, OnePlus brings augmented reality features. AR features let fans experience the product from the safety of their homes.
To attend this launch party, download the Nord Launch app, available in Google Play and App Store. In the app, the user can create their own avatar and access to a unique hands-on experience found on physical invitations of the launch party.
For the physical invitations, OnePlus says to keep an eye on their Instagram.
The next Mercedes S-Class to introduce AR
A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be unveiled in September 2020. Over the upcoming weeks, Mercedes will drip information on its new flagship, starting with details on the car's user interface.
The new Mercedes features a choice of two head-up displays, one of which is able to generate augmented reality. AR display is handy for navigation, traffic sign information, and various driver-assist features such as collision warning.
To mention a few other features: cameras can notice if the driver looks over his or her shoulder toward the rear window, and the rear sunblind will automatically open. Or if the driver is searching something from the front passenger seat in the dark, a light will be automatically switched on. And if an occupant wants to leave the vehicle, the blind spot is checked, and a warning light flashed if an object is approaching.
That's it for this week's news. The AR Weekly will take a short summer vacation and be back again in two weeks. See you next time! ☀️