Next Big Thing - Is it finally time for head-up displays in cars?
http://cnet.co/1v8SWkL IHS Automotive estimates globally, HUDs will grow from 2.7 million units installed in new cars in 2014, to more than 9 million in 2020. Brian Cooley discusses the emerging tech and what carmakers and suppliers need to do to continue the uptrend.
BMW Head-up Display
A video showcasing some of the features of the current Head-up Display available in the 2014 BMW's. Video shows the warnings, navigation, instructions and setting of the Head-up Display through your iDrive Settings.
BMW 5 Series Active Cruise Control and Head-Up Display
The Active Cruise Control had been set to 140. You see how it detected a car in front of it (showing the yellow car sign), slowed down, and as the lane got free again, it speeded up back to 140. Then another slowing down. All automatic, I did not touch any pedal. You also see that the HUD is only visible from some angle -- for a moment I put the camera down too much and it lost a part of the HUD picture. You should be able to see it from any driver's position without issues, though.
Night-Vision Systems Compared from BMW, Mercedes, and Audi - CAR and DRIVER
Who makes the best night-vision system? Can you drive just using night-vision? We paper up the windows of three German cars with night-vision and try to drive through an autocross-style course, and avoid radio-controlled obstacles and our road warrior Zeb in the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested. Read the complete article http://bit.ly/M8kYSF CARS: Mercedes-Benz CL550, Audi A8L, BMW 750i LOCATION: Chelsea, MI MAG EDITORS: Daniel Pund, Michael Austin Subscribe! http://bit.ly/subscribecaranddriver Twitter: http://bit.ly/tweetcaranddriver Facebook: http://on.fb.me/facebookcaranddriver Hosted by the editors of Car and Driver magazine, this show puts the audience into the action on new-car reviews, comparison tests, auto-show coverage, and more. Our experts drive and test the latest models, attend automotive events around the world, and check out the latest in-vehicle technology like massaging seats and night-vision systems. Viewers will also have the opportunity to write in and extend the conversation. Each week, the Car and Driver YouTube Channel will launch episodes of The Full Hoon, Driver Rehab, Battle of the Beaters, Car and Driver: Tested, Popular Mechanics Saturday Mechanic, and Road & Track Presents.