AirPro Diagnostics announced that it has filed for patent protection on a new product that adds cognitive augmented reality (CAR) to digitized calibration targets for vehicles requiring ADAS calibrations.
Nicknamed “Project Auggie,” CAR Targets will reduce the expense to repair facilities and consumers in need of safe and reliable ADAS calibrations. Body shops, glass replacement facilities, vehicle auction houses, mechanical facilities and all service verticals that may engage in ADAS and safety system calibrations will all benefit from this technology.
The vehicle’s forward-facing camera would see the targets presented by the CAR Targets device, which is mounted directly on the vehicle windshield. Additionally, the technology would augment the conditions and vehicle position to duplicate requirements by vehicle manufacturers. The advanced capabilities of this technology would allow for calibrations to be performed anywhere on any surface and eliminate expensive target sets and other tools, resulting in a simplification of the entire process and considerable time and financial savings.
AirPro’s CAR Targets is being developed in conjunction with computer science engineers through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of leading universities including the University of Arizona, Texas Tech University and others.
“The researchers at the NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing at The University of Arizona are collaborating with the research and development team at AirPro Diagnostics on an innovative project to utilize artificial intelligence, data analytics and cognitive augmented reality to advance AirPro Diagnostics’ products and services, ” said Professor Salim Hariri, co-director and professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at The University of Arizona.
Added AirPro Diagnostics CEO and President Lonnie Margol, “CAR Targets is going to revolutionize the entire calibration sphere. This will make ADAS and safety system calibrations affordable and possible at any location equipped with AirPro and CAR Targets. And, of course, our industry leading 10-minute response pledge to our valued customers will apply to CAR Target services as well.”
AirPro has a working model of CAR Targets and is now performing extensive testing and is planning a fourth quarter 2019 launch.
For more information, visit www.AirProDiagnostics.com or call (904) 717-1711.