How to stay safe on zimbabwean roads with Head-up Display (HUD) Technology

Head(s)-up display (HUD) according to Wikipedia is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. The origin of the name stems from a pilot being able to view information with the head positioned “up” and looking forward, instead of angled down looking at lower instruments. A HUD navigation assistance also has the advantage that the pilot’s eyes do not need to refocus to view the outside after looking at the optically nearer instruments.

This technology has been used in military jets and vehicles. It is also popular in gaming applications. HUD helps the driver keep their head up by providing all the necessary information and displayig it on the windscree.

Head up display HUD comes in two ways, a complete device with display or display on and smart phone uses an app which turns your mobile phone into a HUD

Use your mobile phone with an app for HUD

HUD is simply Google maps navigation or any other navigation system displayed on a specialized screen accessible without looking away from the road. Other systems are connected to the engine to give the driver even more information like: Engine temperature, fuel, oil and so forth.

Car manufacturers have started incorporating this technology in their latest offerings like Audi and BMW

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