Augmented Reality 3D Engine Maintenance App


Jul 14, 2004
it's an interactive version of the stickers already under most cars hoods. Fluid fill locations, serpentine belt routing. Common sense things like avoiding burning yourself, checking the overflow not the radiator can be stated plainly. Proper fuse locations and how to test them. I guess I like the idea of an interactive owners manual. The AR aspect can help identify the relevant sections to what you are looking at.


Jan 5, 2011
Lol, apps like that are nice in theory, but in Practice you're going to be covering your ipad in a hell of a lot of oil and filth.


Nov 27, 2009
Ironically enough, of the 3 certified mechanics that I have personal relationships with (friends and family) 2 of them are females.
That's actually pretty awesome. Phoenix approves of this.

"Stereotypes exist for a reason" is used frequently as a defense for sexism or racism. Simply because the stereotype is perpetuated in modern society does not make it true, and allowing it to continue will do no favors for the (generally larger) groups of people who are NOT a part of that stereotype. Mexicans aren't all day laborers, blacks aren't all criminals, and women aren't all ignorant of anything considered socially as "manly."

You're pointing out the difference in reality vs perception. It's people's perceptions that generate stereotypes, however, there has to be some root in reality for the perception to generate the stereotype in the first place. If I were to say "black people listen to hip-hop", it's probably because a lot of black people listen to hip-hop. Not every black person does, but a lot do. A lot of women don't understand cars. That's not because they're incapable of understanding, but more a result of upbringing. Boys are given toy guns and robots to play with as children, girls are given dolls and dresses. Upbringing and society's ideas of what's "proper" for activities for a specific gender can be blamed for that one. My point is that recognizing that members of a specific group of people behave in a certain way is not being sexist, racist, or otherwise bigoted. It's simply extrapolation.

Outside of the groups, which deliberately perpetuate these stereotypes either to exclude women or to simply objectify them(see: any hot rod magazine with a woman in a bikini on the cover), of people interested in cars, I would be willing to be that the average woman knows just as much about them as the average man does. Automobiles are mysterious to many people, not just women.

If that's a long-winded way to say there's a lot of guys that know jack squat about cars, then yes, I agree. The difference is that the women don't pretend to know out of fears of not looking "manly" in front of their friends.