INFINITI’s AR app turns your phone into your own car manual

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani
Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and
the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of an AR app that
aims to make the lives of INFINITI owners a lot easier.

The INFINITI Driver’s Guide app uses Augmented Reality across
various car models to display information that would usually be
found buried in the pages of a thick car user manual. With the app,
users simply point their phone at a particular button or section of
the car to get detailed information of what the button does.

The AR-driven app interacts with all the various buttons of the
vehicle such as steering wheel, audio system, INFINITI control,
air-conditioning, parking brake, combination meter, lighting
control, multi-switch panel – centre console, interior light, and
security.

Getting to grips

We hopped into the INFINITI QX30 to give the app a quick spin,
and sure enough it did exactly what it was supposed to do. You’ll
have to first do a one-time download in either English or Arabic
for the car model you own, but after that you can simply tap on the
app and then point the camera at any section of the car that you
need an explanation for.

As an example, there was a yellow ‘A’ indicator on the
dashboard, which using the app we found out was the indicator for
the Idle Stop/Start. The app works best in bright light for the
best recognition, but will also turn on your phone’s flash to aid
with detection. It takes a little under two seconds for the app to
recognize what you’re pointing at, and as promised you get a full
description of what each button or function does, saving you from
thumbing through your car manual at all.

The INFINITI Driver’s Guide app is currently available for
Q50, Q30/QX30 and QX50 with all other models to be updated by end
of March 2019.

Source: FS – All Tech News 2
INFINITI’s AR app turns your phone into your own car manual