Called Mini Augmented Vision, the smart glasses work a bit like Google Glass or ODG's smartglasses, projecting information in front of you relevant to your drive. Information appears in your field of vision, but in such a way that it doesn't obstruct your view of the road. BMW showed off a working prototype of the glasses earlier this month at the Shanghai Auto Show.
"Mini Augmented Vision gives an insight into how intelligent connectivity between a Mini car and eyewear into which relevant content is projected might work in the future," explains Dr. Jörg Preibinger, project-manager Mini Augmented Vision, BMW Group research and technology. "Working with several Qualcomm companies, we have created an interlinked system and augmented reality eyewear with a characteristic Mini design that revolutionize the experience both in and outside the vehicle."