Heads-up displays (HUDs) are picking up traction in the automotive world, and Mercedes-Benz will be the next luxury automaker to introduce the technology into its vehicles next year.
The technology has already found its way to portable navigation units and last year it was estimated that 1.2-million vehicles worldwide were sold with HUDs. According to company sources, Mercedes plans on introducing the technology in its redesigned S- and C-Class models and will be available as an option as early as fall of 2014.
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The HUD will project information such as speed, navigation data, and certain warning lights on the windshield, to help keep drivers’ eyes on the road. It will also likely have a warning function if the vehicle’s night vision system detects a pedestrian. Eventually the tech will make it to the rest of the model lineup, though in the world of German automakers, Mercedes is considered to be late to the game. BMW launched its head-up display in 2003 while Audi has offered the technology on its A6 and A7 models.
[Source: Automotive News]
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