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Friday, October 16, 2009

Heads-Up goes Holo

Technology Review - 10.19.2009 (by Duncan Graham-Rowe)

A new projection technology could see in-vehicle displays pop up in wing mirrors.

Wing vision: Holographic projection creates a head-up display in a vehicle's wing mirror.

In the last few years, head-up displays (HUDs), which project information onto the driver's view of the road, have started appearing in a few high-end cars. But a more compact kind of projection device, small enough to fit inside a rearview mirror, could see this kind of display more widely deployed.

A head-up display overlays information on a normal view of the road. For example, symbols can be used to show the car's current speed or the distance to the vehicle ahead without the driver having to look away from the road.

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