Latest in Automobile

Image credit:

GM shows off sensor-laden windshield, new heads-up display prototype

Darren Murph
March 18, 2010
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Heads-up displays are undoubtedly novel, and downright useful in the right circumstances. Trouble is, few of these prototypes ever make it beyond the lab, and we're stuck using these same two eyeballs to experience the world around us. General Motors is evidently tired of the almosts, and it's now working in concert with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California in order to concoct one of the most advanced HUD systems that we've seen -- particularly in the automotive world. Setting out to create "enhanced vision systems," GM's R&D team has created a windshield packed with visible and Infrared cameras along with internal optics that keep a close eye on the driver's retinas. In the images and video below (hit the 'Read More' link for the real action), you'll see a solution that utilizes lasers in order to highlight road edges, speed limit signs and all sorts of other vital bits of data during a fog-filled commute. Best of all? We're told that some of these technologies "could end up in GM vehicles in the near-term future." Granted, the Volt was supposed to set sail already, but we suppose we'll give 'em the benefit of the doubt.

Gallery: GM shows off sensor-laden windshield | 4 Photos

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
CD Projekt Red shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' next-gen gameplay

CD Projekt Red shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' next-gen gameplay

View
Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

View
Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' after a request from Dave Chappelle

Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' after a request from Dave Chappelle

View
'Mortal Kombat 11' DLC brings back three actors from the 1995 movie

'Mortal Kombat 11' DLC brings back three actors from the 1995 movie

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr