The next stage in automotive GPS is expected to come in the form of head-up displays that project the desired route onto the windshield in the driver's field of vision. "The infrastructure needed to create, synthesize and route meaningful geolocated data to our vehicles is already here," write Virginia Tech researchers in the Proceedings of the IEEE. "Usable [augmented reality] display technology is already in vehicle in the form of video-based backup assist AR, and recent investments in windshield-based optical see-through displays may enable commercially available systems within the next few years."

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