When most of us think of heads-up displays, our brains almost immediately wander into science fiction fantasies. And lord knows I've been fantasizing about a relatively inexpensive unit that will put turn-by-turn navigation on my windshield. Goodbye, awkward smartphone mount, hello, Garmin HUD.
Besides all of the obvious visual effects like flying aircraft carriers and giant green rage monsters, there's a lot of post-production work in a blockbuster movie like The Avengers that you might not notice. Even though it's splashed across computer screens and heads-up displays throughout the film.
In-car GPS satellite navigation? Nothing special. A heads-up display for your windshield? Sure, we've seen that. But SpringTeq's WeGo HUD Navigator is the first to combine the two in one design.
It makes it feel like you're in the middle of Tron, but GM's new heads-up display's not just a way to play out childhood fantasies. The system projects laser-generated images onto windshields, providing a great looking enhanced vision display.
"Retina display technology" sounds frightening if you think about it for more than a second. Brother's upcoming specs beam 800x600 images refreshed at 60hz directly onto your retina, so that they appear, transparently, about a meter in front of you.
Try to look beyond that filthy smartphone JPEG compression to get glimpse into the future of auto mirrors.