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Garmin introduces Head-Up Navigation Display

By SYF77 on 16 Jul 2013

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Garmin has introduced the company's first portable head-up display (HUD) for smartphone navigation apps. It projects directions onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens.

By providing road guidance within the driver's line of sight, HUD helps to improve safety and reduce driver distraction.

"Head-up displays currently have their place in select high end cars, but HUD makes this technology available as an aftermarket accessory for any vehicle, at an affordable price," said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

The HUD is smart enough to adjust the brightness level to ensure that projections are clearly visible in direct sunlight or at night. The system also notifies the driver when he exceeds the speed limit and informs him of the estimated time of arrival. More impressively, it also alerts the driver of the lane to be in for the next manoeuvre. Music streamed to the car stereo from the smartphone will automatically fade out during voice prompts.

Garmin's HUD is priced from US$129.99 (S$166).

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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LoverofCar Jul 16 2013 08:14 PM
To leave your phone on the dashboard under the sunlight....it Will be gone in no time....I used my HTC for navigation and I ended up with a damaged phone due to overheat under the sunlight...
MatBoy Jul 23 2013 10:31 AM
Will the gadget itself "OVERHEATED" place on dashboard directly to sunlight during day time?
Looking forward for an answer?
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