The Head-Up Display or HUD system is a device that allows projecting data from the dashboard or cluster of the car on the front glass. It consists of a reflector lens, which receives data from the Can Network and projects information to the driver such as RPM, speed, etc.
Head-Up Display HUD system development
Head-Up Display or simply HUD is also known as Front View Screen.
It is one of the latest developments that has been introduced to Automotive Electronics.
The accelerated technological advance, and the incursion of safety and comfort accessories, lead us to find components that are a total novelty for our markets.
In the Head-Up Display system, the driver can find some parameters from the Instrument Panel.
These data are Travel speed, engine temperature, rpm, traffic conditions, etc.
This data is reflected directly on the panoramic front glass.
Origin of the Data Projection System on the Front Glass
Its initial application was made for military aircraft, the first to include it was a Blackburn Buccaneer of the Royal English Navy in 1958. Currently, they are being used in all combat aircraft, civil aviation, automobiles and are thought to be implemented for Formula One vehicles.
This system, connected to the vehicle’s navigation functions, projects the information onto the windshield. However, some vehicles have a factory built-in system.
But some suppliers sell a system that can be installed aftermarket, a non-original adaptation.
What models come with this Head UP system?
Manufacturers such as Chevrolet, BMW, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, among others, have been introducing this type of technology.
The Head-Up Display System allows the user to have speed information or navigation indicators in view. In the case of some manufacturers such as BMW, they will assist the pilot through Augmented Reality (AR).
This means that the device reflects on the windshield existing physical reality such as traffic signals, nearby cars, nearby pedestrians.
Increased driving safety
You can even see the difficult demarcations due to the light conditions on the road contained in the instruments.
In this way, the driver can check the vehicle’s condition without changing the point of view and remains attentive, with his head forward while driving.
For this reason, its name, since the user can see all the information he needs with his head up (head up) without losing focus to review the instruments on the dashboard.
How do images appear on the windshield using the Head UP Display?
The images will appear in three-dimensional form and with perspective, all this in the driver’s field of vision, thus allowing him to concentrate on traffic without changing his view of the dashboard, improving his ability to react.
It should be noted that these systems, which are still in the development stage, will also allow interaction with the GPS systems since the indications of this and the real image of the street will merge, projecting the information directly onto the asphalt.
Real-Time Data Monitoring
All these advances will make it easier for the driver to identify faults in the vehicle, becoming an interesting safety element.
All this will allow it to have information on the vehicle’s status in view without neglecting the road through which it travels.
It can be thought that the system can show real-time data and signs of malfunction or failure of the engine or some other component.
With the new trends and commercial treaties, it is a reality. Every day, it is a fundamental need to prepare and train ourselves to evolve and advance in our automotive mechanics and electronics workshops.