Monday, July 15, 2013

Garmin First to Offer a Portable Heads-Up-Display

As a once proud owner of a 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, I can tell you that having your driving information displayed on a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) is an absolute joy. Now, Garmin is preparing to roll-out a product that will do the same, plus a whole bunch more in any car. Garmin HUD is a portable display unit that uses a bluetooth connection to your smartphone's GPS and navigation program to provide information in a way now only available in some very expensive rides. More below:

(PCMag, July 8, 2013)

(Garmin News Release, July 8, 2013)

Comment: In addition to the public safety value derived from potential wide spread use of this technology by the public, as previously described on several posts on this blog, HUD technology is also starting to be leveraged to support the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). Consequently, anything that helps move along adoption of the technology, will go a long way toward building awareness and acceptance in the ESS. All great developments. 

Lead photo: Garmin    

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