Nio, the Chinese electric car company has revealed on Saturday about the all-new sedan and custom augmented reality (AR) glasses that reduce the need for in-car screens.
Augmented reality is a technology for imposing digital images over the real, physical world. For cars, the tech can let drivers keep their eyes on the road without having to glance down at a dashboard.
Nio said it partnered with Chinese augmented reality start-up Nreal for the AR glasses that go with its new sedan, the ET5.
The electric car is all-set to begin deliveries in September 2022, with pre-subsidy prices starting at 328,000 yuan ($51,250) for models that come with a battery. The AR glasses are not included and must be bought separately, according to the company.
Tesla, BYD, Xpeng, and other electric car companies in China already sell sedans which have proved popular with locals.
Nio said its deliveries bounced back in November from a low of 3,667 cars in October, bringing the total for the first 11 months of the year to 80,940 vehicles. Its ES6 and EC6 SUVs were among the top 10 new energy SUVs sold in China this year through November, according to the China Passenger Car Association.