Augmented Reality in the Vehicle
Augmented reality tech is currently trickling down through the automotive industry, and will grow substantially during this decade. Those designing AR systems have to strike a firm balance between natural, immersive visuals and retaining driver focus on the road.
This talk will explore current industry progress in design methodologies and technological research, as well as explore the process of generating high and low fidelity prototypes, heads-up displays, and field testing.
Victor Ng-Thow-Hing (Honda)
Victor Ng-Thow-Hing received the MSc and PhD degrees in computer science in 1994 and 2001, respectively, from the University of Toronto, where he was a member of the Dynamics Graphics Project Lab. He is currently a research scientist at the Honda Research Institute in Mountain View, California. Previous research includes work in 3-D muscle modeling, digital human modeling, and computational paleontology. Victor's work on Honda's humanoid robot includes developing autonomous high-level tasks, multi-modal gesture and attention-based communication interfaces and designing software architectures for robots specializing in human-robot interaction. Recently, Victor is focusing on exciting new automotive interfaces including natural user interaction and augmented reality windshields.