Virtual Cable™ is an augmented reality (AR) application for automotive navigation. as “a navigational display engine designed to provide non-distracting, translucent location guidance,” presenting the information as a natural part of the landscape.
“Current GPS systems distract the driver’s gaze from the road to animated two-dimensional maps, with a distinct lag as the brain interprets the map information and applies it to the route. Often several glances are required to resolve the differences between the “cartoon version” of the GPS data and the real world. The Virtual Cable™, with its naturalistic perspective and foreshortening, appears to the driver as a solid overhead cable, showing turn-by-turn information way before the driver needs to act on it.”