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iOnRoad Augmented Reality Driving Assistant


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 1 Mar 2012

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Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. For the drivers amongst us, a novel solutions which makes great use of Augmented Reality (AR) is iOnRoad.

Its claim to fame is the use of AR to provide advance warning of a collision. I confess that, initially, I was rather dubious that the app could work but a road test proved it was every bit as clever as its authors claimed.

iOnRoad uses the on-board camera in your smartphone to identify vehicles in the lane ahead of you. It constantly measures the gap between you and the vehicles ahead and alerts if that gap becomes too small. The gap is coloured green when you are following at a safe distance but turns red and provides an audible warning if you allow the gap to become to small.

Not only is iOnRoad an incredibly clever demonstration of the technology, it’s a useful safety tool and can help educate you to drive more safely and to leave that important safety gap between you and vehicles ahead.

Available now as a free app on Android and coming soon to iOS. For more information see the iONRoad web site at www.ionroad.com.



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Posted by MikeB on Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:58 pm Reply with quote

Whilst at MWC we saw a demo of iONRoad on Android as is currently available, but we were also lucky enough to see the iPhone version running as well.


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Posted by MaFt on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:47 pm Reply with quote

I believe they said we "had the first ever video of iOnRoad on the iPhone" Very Happy

MaFt


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Posted by MikeB on Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:36 pm Reply with quote

MaFt Wrote:
I believe they said we "had the first ever video of iOnRoad on the iPhone" Very Happy

MaFt

That would make it a(nother) World Exclusive for PocketGPSWorld.com...


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Posted by AliOnHols on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:36 am Reply with quote

A great piece of programming but surely it's just another distraction? I'll be sticking with my "Only a fool breaks the two second rule" mantra.


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Posted by M8TJT on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:41 am Reply with quote

So the 1.8 seconds showing green in the OP photo is a load of bx and too close Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by AliOnHols on Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:51 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
So the 1.8 seconds showing green in the OP photo is a load of bx and too close Rolling Eyes
I reckon so. Judging by the non-green part of the road just before the tanker you could probably shave a further 0.3 secs off and still be safe Shocked

Mind you, it is for a show in Barcelona where a 0.5sec gap is normally sufficient


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Posted by M8TJT on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:02 am Reply with quote

AliOnHols Wrote:
Mind you, it is for a show in Barcelona where a 0.5sec gap is normally sufficient
Very Happy Surprised


 
Posted by Privateer on Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:33 am Reply with quote

AliOnHols Wrote:
A great piece of programming but surely it's just another distraction? I'll be sticking with my "Only a fool breaks the two second rule" mantra.

That was my initial thoughts, however if it can run at night then it could be a real safety feature.

Regards,


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Posted by MaFt on Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:56 am Reply with quote

I've not got my Android to hand at the moment but from memory you can set your own values for the different warning levels.

I may be wrong though :/


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Posted by DennisN on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:20 am Reply with quote

Well if it comes out free on iPhone, I guess I'll be tempted to get my third app!


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Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:25 am Reply with quote

They could do with thinking about the name! The leading "i" could fool the masses into thinking this was a iPhone only (iPhoney?? Laughing ) app. I nearly didn't read the article because of it (not ardently against the Jobsian Empire, just don't have an iPhone!).


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