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Apple granted patent for alleviating motion sickness in a car

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple has been granted a patent (10,482,669) for an “augmented virtual display” for automobiles that would help alleviate motion sickness.

The VR system may provide augmented or virtual views that match visual cues with the physical motions that a passenger experiences. The system could project virtual content so that the content appears as a distant object stabilized or fixed in the external environment. 

Apple says the VR system may aid in productivity, as passengers may perform work while riding in the vehicle without experiencing motion sickness. In addition, the VR system may provide enhanced virtual experiences to passengers in moving vehicles by matching accelerations and motions of the vehicle to accelerations and motions in the virtual experiences.”

Of course, Apple files for — and is granted — lots of patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many are for inventions that never see the light of day. However, you never can tell which ones will materialize in a real product.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.