This is a pretty impressive use of augmented reality. iOnRoad uses your Android’s camera to detect hazards in front of your car in real time. Before anyone goes nuts, no this’ isn’t a replacement for you keeping your eyes on the road, but it is a great tool to help you, particularly if you get distracted, even only momentarily. I’ll give more details but check out the video:
iOnRoad’s Android Market launch includes several new features that help drivers remain focused on the road and safe:
Notification Narration- Uses text-to-speech to read incoming notifications in order to ensure the safety of the driver.
Social Integration- Allows drivers to share their driving achievements with others through Facebook and Twitter.
Road Snap Shots- Allows drivers to take a snapshot of a hazard or reckless driver and automatically post it to Facebook.
Personal Web Dashboard- Allows users to improve their driving skills by viewing their latest drives and alerts.