Satellite navigation company Garmin has launched a portable, head-up display. The device connects with a smart phone to project navigations onto a transparent film or a reflector lens that is placed on a cars windscreen.
The unit assists drivers in finding their way without the need to take their eyes off the road. However Garmin does not profess the device to be safer than regular GPS device systems.
Titled Head-up display (HUD), the device is capable of displaying arrow turns, distance to the next turn, speed, speed limit, estimated time of arrival, timely traffic information as well as alerts for upcoming speed cameras . A blue-tooth enabled smartphone is required to operate the device with the support of the app, Garmin StreetPilot1 or NAVIGON. It works with iOS, Android or Windows phone 8.