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Jaguar Using HUD Technology to Improve Visibility and Reduce Distracted Driving

No, for once this isn’t about night vision.

There was once a time when A-pillars were unobtrusive things that didn’t impede your vision, but once it became necessary to stuff them with airbags, a drop in visibility seemed to be a necessary evil. But now Jaguar seems to have a workaround: using cameras and screens, the driver can be made to see what’s on the other side. Some of this same technology is then used to make navigation systems safer, by projecting a ghost car for the driver to follow.

The thinking here is that the times when you most need to look at the navigation screen to clarify complicated direction is also the time when you should least do it. It’s all quite good thinking, and we’d like to see other manufactures run with this idea.

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