At AWE 2019 in Santa Clara, Volvo Cars and Varjo announced their cooperation in development of one of the most advanced use cases for XR that has been achieved, driving a real car on the road with the human-eye resolution headset XR-1 from Varjo. The world leading performance in terms of resolutions, latency and eye-tracking of the XR-1 headset makes it possible to overlay digital content on the video pass-through video stream in order to evaluate new design and functions of new cars during development. The overlaid virtual content is connected to the signals from the physical car, which enables interaction with all vehicle functions while driving. This talk will take you through the journey of development of the Augmented Reality Car and give insights in the technical challenges that has been resolved both by Varjo and Volvo Cars. It will also present how this new tool is used for advanced use cases like active safety, design reviews and technology development at Volvo Cars.
Ori Inbar, Co-founder and Executive Director of AWE and Super Ventures will kick off the 4th AWE EU with a special welcome address and his annual state of the industry. For 50 years, computing has been a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional world. Now, tech giants and thousands of startups who are seeking growth opportunities beyond mobile have set spatial computing on a trajectory for exponential growth. Most large corporations are adopting spatial computing to improve their businesses driven by strong evidence it delivers measurable ROI, and consumers begin to appreciate the radical benefits of this technology which could signal the next dimension of humanity. In 2019, everyone must enter the next dimension to understand the impact it’s bound to have on their lives and businesses.