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The 802.11ad (WiGig) chipset technology in the PC space

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While globally the PC market is declining over detachable tablets exciting-positive growth, many analysts are unanimous on the fact that, the 802.11ad (WiGig) chipset technology will also find significant opportunities in the PC space as the push to wireless charging and cable free devices gains momentum. 
According to ABI Research, 802.11ad is also gaining traction in routers, with vendors such as TP-link relying on it to drive improvements in internet access and streaming capabilities.

The 802.11ad (WiGig) chipset technology

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At the core of stakes, we have Enhanced Wi-Fi throughput, improved efficiency, better balance between reliability and performance.We are still at the early stages and major market hurdles remain challenging. According to ABI Research, the 802.11ad (WiGig) chipset market is set to reach a critical juncture in 2017; with adoption levels in the mobile and computing space.
The firm also forecasts 180 million WiGig chipsets shipments to the smartphone market in 2017, with smartphone chipsets accounting for almost half of the 1.5 billion total market shipments in 2021.

Technological challenges to be addressed before AR Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) hit the market

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It is increasingly obvious that, automotive OEMs need to address technological challenges before AR Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) hit the mainstream market.
These technological challenges include how to capture and interpret road geometry through computing intensive sensor fusion, precise vehicle positioning, laser projection, driver monitoring via inward facing cameras, and designing sophisticated algorithms to generate precise augmentation content in the viewing field of the driver; the name a few.
ABI Research reveals that, leading car OEMs exploring AR interfaces include Faraday Future, Ford, Hyundai, JLR, Hyundai, and PSA. Suppliers include Continental and its subsidiary Elektrobit, as well as Denso and WayRay. AR automotive technology extends beyond HUDs, with other use cases including AR manuals, which Audi and Ford recently launched, and “see-through” applications that combine vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications with AR and future 5G low latency broadband connectivity to enhance …

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) automotive applications

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Driving and ownership experience are at the core of stakes when it comes to Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) automotive applications.
Flexible, Safer, seamless, and intuitive activity is driving excitements. ABI Research finds that, AR Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) will allow advanced autonomous operation by “painting” 3D navigation instructions onto road geometry, highlighting moving obstacles like crossing pedestrians, and enhancing driver awareness of and trust in autonomous operation. 
The firm predicts that, by 2025, more than 15 million AR HUDs will ship, with more than 11 million to be embedded solutions.