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BMW Smart Windshield Shows 3D Projection Of Speed

BMW enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road by projecting speed and warning information into their field of vision.

Alice Chan
Alice Chan on July 9, 2012.

The BMW Head-Up Display from BMW ConnectedDrive, projects the current speed and navigation instructions onto the windshield, and thus directly into the driver’s field of vision. This full-color display includes information such as warnings, messages, and road layouts. If required, the current speed limit along with the status of active speed restrictions in the area can be displayed. Drivers are also warned by the Lane Departure Warning system or pedestrian recognition from BMW Night Vision.

To make all this work, BMW ingeniously created an intense light source, which is located inside the instrument panel, and shone it through a translucent TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display, enabling drivers to view all the information as clearly legible in any lighting conditions. To ensure that the information is at eye level, the height of the BMW Head-Up Display can be adjusted as well. BMW says that with the Head-Up Display, the time required by the driver to assimilate information is reduced by more than a half, contributing towards more concentrated and focused driving. Head-Up Display is available in BMW’s 3 and 6 Series. Watch a video showing the Head-Up Display in the new 6 Series below:

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