BMW working on “Head Up High” multi-color 3D HUD windshield display


While the title may seem a bit confusing, bear with me. Many people are familiar with Head Up Displays, especially if you like to play video games. These things reveal any valuable information right on your screen. BMW implemented this sort of technology in its 5 Series models, which displayed different information like the speed of the car.

But the engineers at the Bavarian company aren’t resting on their laurels, and have announced that they will introduce in the future 5 Series and other models from the manufacturer a new version of this display. Dubbed “Head Up High“, it will display many other types of information besides speed, like navigation pointers, the speed limit on that current road and other such things.

It will do this in three dimensions, with the driver being able to select which details to be displayed at the front, he will also be able to perform other tasks such as switching radio stations while looking at his windshield. As another innovation, the new display will use a lot of colors, instead of the monochrome one, in the old system.

This system has already been tested with the Mini Crossover Concept and confidence is the project is quite high. Do you believe it will be a viable way of offering information to the driver without diverting his attention from the road? Drop a comment below.

Source: Automarket

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Comments (1)

  • intensive driving says:

    I hope BMW allow drivers to decide what info they want - not just the order. Having said that it’ll be fun when they superimpose GPS guidance…

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