Microsoft collaborates with Volkswagen to make HoloLens compatible with automobiles
Microsoft has officially revealed a new “moving platform” function for the HoloLens 2, which allows the augmented reality headgear to work in areas such as autos. It resolves a long-standing HoloLens issue in which shifting environments confuse the headset’s sensors. The improvement was created in partnership with Volkswagen, which has been testing the headset as a heads-up display in its vehicles.
According to Microsoft’s blog post, its augmented reality headset tracks movement by combining camera sensors with an inertial measurement unit (which typically includes accelerometers and gyroscopes). In an automobile, however, the results from these two sensors may clash; the headset detects movement but sees a static world.