Today, Swiss augmented reality (AR) specialist WayRay has announced a new global competition seeking developers for its True SDK Challenge, a competition to create AR applications for cars.
No matter whether you’re a professional developer whose created AR or virtual reality (VR) apps, or new to the field and are looking to a challenge, WayRay is looking for AR enthusiasts of all levels to enter. All you need to do is share your vision for AR apps for cars, pitching ideas and designs online by 31st March, 2018. The most visually and technologically innovative concepts will be shortlisted by the jury of renowned professors and industry experts by 31st May, 2018.
So what do you win? Well the top 30 finalists will receive cash prizes of $2,000–$5,000 USD and join the True AR Hackathon in the United States to create an AR app prototype with WayRay’s True AR SDK. The hackathon winners will be granted $40,000 for first place, $20,000 for second and $10,000 for first, plus brand new Navion devices. The date and exact location of the hackathon will be announced later in the year.
The competition is WayRay’s initiative towards creating a strong community of software engineers, content providers and hardware manufacturers creating AR solutions for cars.
WayRay attended the recent CES 2018 event in Las Vegas, showcasing its holographic AR navigation system Navion plus an AR infotainment system for cars featured in the Oasis concept car built by Swiss manufacturer and iconic automotive designer Rinspeed. Navion goes on the dashboard of your car, here it can show drivers directions and trip details. Additionally, the system can display indicators for real-time events like pedestrians, points of interest or alerting to hazards. The kit has been designed to work completely hands-free, responding to voice commands or hand gestures.