Garmin is still in the business and recently, it came up with a new portable head-up display that works well with navigation apps that run on smartphones enabled with Bluetooth connectivity. This brings car display technology to the next level as Garmin’s latest HUD projects directions onto a film found on the windshield. If not on a windshield, on a reflector lens attached.
This is like having a high-tech windshield which I know will be part of our future vehicles. Such technology is expect to reduce driver distraction and increase safety.
The user’s smartphone needs to run a Garmin Street Pilot 1 or Navigon app which will start at $29.99. The app allows “drivers to find their way without taking their eyes off the road” as described by Garmin VP of sales Dan Bartel.
This portable head-up display doesn’t distract the driver unlike the other navi displays in the market today. Garmin also offers better display for speed, arrows, distance, estimated time of arrival, what lane is required, and speed limit.
Garmin HUD will be ready this summer with a $130 price tag.