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GM explains next-generation heads-up display tech – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Recently, we told you about the new heads-up display technology that General Motors is working on. The new concept, developed in the human/machine interface department of GM, is an enhanced vision system that builds upon conventional heads-up technology and displays important information across the entire windshield using cameras and sensors placed around the car.

This new high-tech, forward-thinking system won't come to market for quite a few years (if ever), but this interesting video offers an in-depth look at the technologies that GM is using to better enhance heads-up technology. Hit the jump to see for yourself.



[Source: General Motors]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      This technology is bunk, a waste of time. GM has done this before and the tech ends up as an obscure off the charts expensive option on a high end Cadillac and they say no one wants it because they never ordered it (which really means the sales manager at the local lots didn't order it on any cars when they filled there lots). Keep wasting money GM I wanna see the beast croak again. Yes I'm biased I own a 05 silverado I have dubbed the money pit.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The technology is not bunk, but it is true that there may not be a market for it. This is proven tech, as shown in the video, that has many practical applications. Weather any of it is needed in a car is debatable; however, it is always good to see a company looking for ways to innovate. Not all ideas are market winners (the Cadillac NightVision, Nissan "Talking Car", Automatic Seatbelts, etc) but it is good that car manufactures keep thinking of new ideas and new safety features.
      • 4 Years Ago
      PPL fall into a ditch using/listening a NAVI, I'm not gonna trust these ppl using a HUD outlining street lines that aren't always there...
        • 4 Years Ago
        This system wouldn't use GPS data to highlight the edge of the road. It uses an infrared camera on the car itself to detect temperature differences between the road surface and the ground. This means that the car is detecting the edge of the pavement that is physically in front of it. You might be surprised how accurate you can be with this technology.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What happened to just looking out the windshield without having to look through something, and simply driving? This seems like something else that will add cost to the consumer and something else to get recalled.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I can see people in the future blaming glitches in their guidance system for running into things on the road or running off the road :). We'd be better off if the money were spent educating motorists, improving the roads, etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        agreed, if i were trying to get a lock on a mig 29 then i can see a reason for forward looking infra red, radar and a full window heads up display

        it does nothing but get in the way if i am commuting or tracking my car
        • 4 Years Ago
        @John

        Yeah, I could see the benefit for elderly people but your right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ppastoris

        I agree 100%. Drivers ED has become Touchscreen ED.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Easy Andy Rooney... if you don't like it, don't buy it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not only will this technology cost a lot, the drivers that need it the most, won't be able to afford it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      all I want to know is, where is the off button?
      • 4 Years Ago
      So how soon can Chevy offer a Camaro with a missile laser guidance system? lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice that the current CEO of GM stopped by to leave a comment :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks pretty cool to me!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great, just what we needed, more spoon feeding...
      • 4 Years Ago
      can't wait until my windscreen can show where those hot chicks are
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next thing ya know we'll have windshield apps. Then ads...oh no.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      It seems like the only way to be able to get a decent car in the future is gonna be at a place like Classic Recreations. Everyone else will be driving around in Lite Brites.
        • 4 Years Ago
        SimpleCar:

        In a few more years, how will you be fueling that GT500?

        Just STFU, everything comes from enhancement. That GT500 was futuristic at one point too.

        PS: Do you spend all day on here? Get outside bro.
      • 4 Years Ago
      +1. And I can get those things by glancing at my instrument cluster.
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