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More head-up displays are coming to a dashboard near you

HUDs are in more new cars, and they're about to get more sophisticated

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Honda patents show technology that could give you X-ray vision

But only when you're driving a car.

These augmented reality heads-up displays could be a big help for avoiding crashes.

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The case for the Tesla Model 3 having a sophisticated HUD

Boy Genius Report puts together the pieces that hint the Tesla Model 3 might have a cutting-edge head-up display in place of traditional instruments.

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Toyota patents dynamic augmented reality windshield tech

Toyota has a patent for a way to move the image around a vehicle's head-up display, which always keeps it in a useful place for the driver.

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BMW brings laser headlights and HUD helmet to motorcycles

The BMW ConnectedDrive concept shows the future of motorcycle safety on a K1600 GTL with laser headlights and a helmet-integrated head-up display.

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Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]

Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing Gran Turismo or Forza? By that we don't mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners – we just think it would just be useful to have all of the game's data available on-the-fly in real life, especially a ghost car for comparing previous laps. A solution for track drivers may be on the way from a company called High Rise Garage thanks to its software and giant head-up display called the GhostDash.

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Navdy is portable HUD with smart phone integration and a sense of humor

Automotive head-up displays were once limited to high-end luxury sedans and sports cars, but in recent years they have started trickling down to affordable models like the latest Mini Cooper and Mazda3. Navdy, a startup from San Francisco, is aiming to broaden this tech even more with its new, portable device that combines all of the features of a HUD with apps and smartphone controls.

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Jaguar wants to make real-life driving just like a video game

Jaguar Land Rover is on a bit of a tech bent today. It's announced its new family of four-cylinder engines and a "self-learning" vehicle Range Rover prototype, and now it's announced what it calls the Jaguar Virtual Windscreen.

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Land Rover augments off-road reality with amazing Transparent Bonnet tech

With very few exceptions, production off-road vehicles all mount their engine up in front. The trouble is that the hood can obstruct the view to the terrain ahead. Leave it to Land Rover, then, to come up with a novel solution.

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Head-up displays finally poised for major growth

Head-up displays used to be exclusive to fighter planes, video games and cheesy science fiction movies, but they are rapidly growing in popularity for cars. They are even starting to penetrate the lower-cost vehicle segments, with systems available on the 2014 Mini Cooper and Mazda3.

DriveSafe Google Glass App Helps Keep Drivers Awake At The Wheel

Our connected devices are typically viewed as the root of the distracted driving problem, but what if they became part of the solution? A new app for Google Glass seeks to do just that.

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Hudway turns your iOS device into a heads-up display

Smartphones can enhance driving by acting as GPS systems, but Hudway takes the concept to the next level with its app, which turns any device running iOS (and in February 2014, Android) into a heads-up display that can be viewed on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations.

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Reevu motorcycle helmet is first to feature head-up display

Reevu, that company that makes those nifty helmets with the built-in rear viewers has another innovation for those of the two-wheeled persuasion. Expanding on the idea of a rear viewer, Reevu seems to have integrated a display into the top of the visor.

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Head-up display sales heading... up

Head-up display (HUD), a technology borrowed from the aerospace industry and first introduced by General Motors to the automotive sector in 1988, seems to be grabbing a stronger foothold among consumers, reports The Detroit News. While only about two percent of vehicles were equipped with the technology last year, new estimates show that nine percent of new cars will be fitted with HUD by 2020.

LiveMap Proposes Futuristic Motorcycle Helmet With Integrated Heads-Up Display

Tony Stark isn't the only one with a heads up display (HUD) in his helmet.

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Automotive head-up displays to get second wind as safety devices?

Having gone from the C5 Corvette to the bygone Lexus HS 250h to the BMW 7 Series, the heads-up display has entered the "Meh..." phase of technology. To return it to the avant-garde, makers of such displays are working on new and larger applications of the technology that can provide new types of safety information without distracting drivers.

In Detail: Audi's CES HUD Concept Features 3 Times The Info

It doesn't matter what kind of company you are: if you have new tech to show off, you must go to CES. The automakers will always unveil their latest models at the auto shows, but new entrants to the massively exploding infotainment segment are saved for Vegas.

World Report 10/28: Augmented Reality Navigation And More

Welcome to TRANSLOGIC World Report: Your weekly roundup of transportation tech news from around the web.

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