Garmin unveiled “HUD,” a new GPS system Monday. The device projects navigation information onto car windshields to provide accessible data without having to glance away from the road.
“HUD,” which stands for heads-up display, seeks to make navigation safer for drivers. By connecting the device with smartphones and cars, the device allows users to focus on the road rather than on gadgets.
According to Garmin, “HUD offers more navigation detail than other portable head-up displays, yet presents them in a simplified way that doesn’t avert the driver’s attention from the road. The directions are easy to follow and allow drivers to navigate even the most challenging interchanges and traffic situations with ease.”
Additionally, the HUD has the ability to reroute drivers based on traffic information, and can alert users of upcoming traffic safety cameras.
The device uses Bluetooth technology to connect with both smartphones and car’s stereo systems. The HUD also automatically adjusts settings such as brightness to further ease usage.
“HUD redefines the navigation experience by allowing drivers to find their way without taking their eyes off the road,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales, in a blog post on Garmin’s website. “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.”
The HUD will cost $129.99 and will be available soon.
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