Garmin Head-Up Navigation Display

Posted: July 10, 2013
Garmin Head-Up Navigation Display
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Keep my eyes on the road? Whaaat? I haven't done that since, like, 1996. For a while I would clip my nails and text while driving to pass the time, but after all of those creepy PSAs came out I could hardly even type out "What up dog?" to Cornelius without envisioning myself taking out some kid with a Batman backpack pretending to fly across the street. So then I got my head screwed on right and started watching my phone's GPS nav screen instead. I prop it up against the coin holder behind my gearshift, so it's close enough to my windshield that if I need to look up every now and then I'm already right there.

But now Garmin has this Head-Up Display for smartphone navigation systems. As in, head always up display--the device projects readouts and key information from the user's phone onto his or her windshield for easy, safer viewing while driving. With a transparent film or attached reflector lens applied to the glass, the Garmin HUD can beam turn-by-turn directions, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, Kate Beckinsale's phone number, notices of potential traffic delays, and safety camera locations directly into the driver's line of sight, without blocking critical areas. The HUD also automatically adjusts its brightness level to ensure projections remain visible in direct sunlight or at night.

The HUD navigation package connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and functions in conjunction with Garmin's StreetPilot software for iPhone or NAVIGON mobile apps.

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