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Augmented Reality App Helps Those Clueless Around Car Engines Figure Out What's What

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

Are you clueless about cars, not knowing even the basics like where to check your oil and coolant levels, among other vital fluids?

If a new app were ever to come to the market, it could help the non-car savvy figure out their way around an engine's tubes and belts, allowing a user to perform some basic vehicle maintenance themselves instead of letting damage occur or needing to take it to a mechanic every time.

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

The company ARMedia under Inglobe Technologies uses augmented reality to "[blend] digital and real world information in real-time by means of suitable computer interfaces."

One of their latest demonstrations showed how ARMedia 3D-tracking technology could help with ordinary maintenance on a Ford vehicle.

What the app would show a user holding it over his or her engine. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

The app gives instructions for where and how to check and fill various engine fluids. (Image: YouTube screenshot)

See how it gives a user step-by-step instructions for checking and filling fluids:

As Gizmodo pointed out, this app would be great for maintenance needs, but it is unlikely it would reach a point where it could "show you how to completely dismantle and rebuild an engine."



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