Travelling by train can be a lovely way to see a country—until you get tired of the endless farmer’s fields and industrial parts of town where rails are normally routed. But if you’re on a train equipped with this slick augmented reality window that enhances the passing scenery, you may never want to get to your destination.
The AR system, called ‘Touch the Train Window’, is composed of a Kinect with GPS hardware, an iPhone, custom software, and a projector to overlay images on the window. Every time a passenger taps the window a new element is added, which is perfectly tracked into the passing scenery. It’s also a great way to get the most travel for your buck, letting you pass the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum in Rome, even Stonehenge, as you roll through the boring wheat fields of the American mid-west.