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Seriously. Augmented reality is so cool. Especially when it helps people get greener, such as an app that can make anyone feel comfortable navigating subway systems. We talked about the possibilities of augmented reality on mobile devices last week, and here's the latest awesome application - finding your way through subway systems. Click through to watch a video of AcrossAir's New York Nearest Subway app in action and see how just holding your iPhone in front of you can get you through a transit system.AcrossAir has a New York version that will launch in Apple's iPhone Apps store as soon as Apple approves it. London and Barcelona versions are also on their way, notes CrunchGear.
While some people might blush at the idea of pulling out their Streetwise, or even their moleskin city guide which is far more subtle, no one has much of an issue wandering around with their iPhone held out in front of them. Being quite literally walked to, and through, subway systems in major cities is a great way to make people feel more comfortable and encourage the use of public transportation.
More help navigating city public transportation:
Google Launches New Transit Layer to Maps
How to Go Green: Public Transportation
7 Reasons to Take Public Transportation Besides the Environment
And more on traveling green:
Open Green Map Launching Globally to Solve Your Eco-Travel Issues
Green City Guides