It’s just been reported that VW is working on an Augmented Reality (AR) application that will assist in the repair of their new vehicle. Although AR is not a new technology its still “cool” and an interesting technology with a lot of potential.

The only concern that I have about the VW application is localization of the device to determine precisely what the application needs to highlight. If the localization is not extremely accurate and up to date, it may highlight piping for air/liquid as an electrical line. That could cause major problems, if the user repairing the vehicle isn’t able to distinguish between the two.