The Ultimate Guide to Head Up Car Display

There have been a number of gadget releases in the last years; some more exciting than others. Some become mainstream and a part of our lives, the other ones just disappear and the ones in the middle catch the attention of those who are interested.

Recently, it seems like there is a new product every day and you never know whether it is actually useful or a gimmick. Now we are going to discuss a product that actually works! 

What is a Head Up Display (HUD)?

A Head Up Display is a device for cars that is used in order to have essential information about the car displayed in front of the driver. These devices have been around for a couple of years now, however, they gained popularity back in 2014. At the time, a number of big manufacturers began offering this as a feature that was pre-installed in the vehicle. 

How Much Does a Head Up Display Cost?

If the Head Up display is offered to a client who is buying a new car, the upgrade will generally cost more than 1,000 USD. However, individual Head Up Display gadgets can be found in the market twice cheaper. Of course, nowadays, there are numerous HUDs sold online for ridiculously low prices, however, the quality tends to be very inconsistent and sometimes just overall bad.

It is a safe bet to aim for ones that cost over 100 USD and also do extensive research before making a purchase.

Why Should You Get a HUD device?

  • Security

A car Heads Up Display is aiming to create a safe environment for the driver, passengers as well as other people. By keeping important information in front of the driver’s eyes, it helps to improve the safety. How? First of all, by having important information in the driver’s line of vision the risk that the driver might mindlessly go over the speed limit decreases. Also, the driver has his full attention on the road, so if anything happens he/she generally reacts much faster.

On the other hand, Head Up Display devices help to solve the issue of distracted driving which is a major contributor to car accidents.

  • Ease of Use

The most attractive thing about a head up displays for cars is how they are easy to use. The device is extremely easy to install and doesn’t require any additional knowledge or being tech savvy. At the same time, most of these devices are connected to the smartphone of the user, which means that he/she can use the GPS HUD, take phone calls and listen to music. The person can do all of those things and much more without having to reach for the phone, which can be a huge hassle and distraction for drivers, especially those that find it hard to concentrate or multitasking. According to lots of users, HUD devices also help to decrease exhaustion after long drives as they greatly improve the experience of drivers as well as make driving easier.

Post Author: Sophie Toby Hall

A former car magazine editor, Sophie’s blog offers in-depth car reviews, industry trends, and maintenance tips. Her breadth of knowledge makes her posts invaluable for both car enthusiasts and everyday drivers.