Future shop: BMW working on augmented reality for mechanics

Put on these magic glasses, and suddenly your know-nothing automotive skill set transforms into that of a BMW mechanic. This kind of step-by-step visual assistance is on the way for BMW, reading the field of view and superimposing animated directions in real time, complete with an audio track to talk you through the repair.

Augmented reality might be great for mechanics, Ikea furniture assembly and piano lessons, but surgeons, this is not for you. Never mind that — it's not even ready for cars yet, and BMW's not saying when it will be. The idea is compelling, though. What else could this be used for?

Via Jalopnik