Augmented reality app makes car maintenance easy

May 31, 2013 | By | In News

Ever fancied saving yourself a bit of cash by carrying out your own car maintenance, but have been put off by the grimey myriad of pipes and wires under your bonnet?

Perhaps, like most of us, your knowledge of a car’s oily bits is so basic that you’re worried you are neglecting essential car care such as keeping the engine coolant topped up, for fear of making things worse.

Well, the answer may lie in a new 3D-tracking app from tech company Inglobe Technologies.

Using augmented-reality technology – the same found in the pioneering Google Glass computerised spectacles – budding grease monkeys can simply point their iPad or smartphone at their engine bay and be presented with labels and instructions for every vital point.

The software also incorporates an animated hand, which shows you exactly what you need to do to access various components.

The video below lacks audio, but shows off exactly how the technology simply explains what goes where underneath the bonnet, preventing oil being placed in the water reservoir and so on.

What do you think? Would you use an app like this to carry out maintenance on your own car? Have your say below.

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