Amazon Wants To Fix Your Car, With Augmented Reality

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Amazon was recently granted an AR patent, titled “Vehicle Component Installation Preview Image Generation,” described as a system that uses augmented reality to let users preview the image of an auto part as if it’s connected to their car. The patent first identifies the make, model, and year of a customer’s vehicle, typically using an image from the user’s camera. Then the user can shop for right auto parts on Amazon's search engine. After the desired auto part is chosen, the platform integrates an image of the selected auto part with the image of the vehicle, allowing the user to make a judgment on whether or not the auto part will fit the vehicle.

There is no doubt that once this technology is made available to consumers, the auto parts industry will be shaken up by the Amazon Effect.

Companies in this story: $AMZN, $AZO

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