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 Australian outback.