Night Vision – An App That Increases Visibility

Hartmut Runge

To use the Night Vision app, users only need to hold their smartphone in the direction they are looking to display matching Street View images automatically on-screen. Based on the GNSS-receiver of the smartphone, the position is determined and databases with the matching image are accessed. This new app offers a user-friendly means of exploring your surroundings in darkness or poor visibility (due to fog, for example). By supporting your orientation and helping you find specific places, it represents a logical extension of existing navigation systems. In addition, with the Night Vision app, it is possible to download the street information of shops and restaurants simply by pointing your phone at them. On an airplane, you can look at the ground even when it is cloudy or you do not have a window seat.

Contact:
Hartmut.runge@dlr.de
www.dlr.de