Accessing relevant information without losing focus while driving is possible thanks to the head-up display (HUD).
Now, Volvo is leaning on this practical technology to turn a vehicle’s windshield into a giant HUD that provides information about our journey.
For this, the manufacturer has opted for the Israeli company Spectralics and has made a significant investment to develop a system that allows information to be projected onto the front glass.
How will it work?
Spectralics’ proposal consists of a thin film that is added on the windshield and that turns this surface into a kind of transparent monitor. With this, Volvo can superimpose visual elements and different graphics.
“Spectralics is an exciting company with technology that promises to achieve great things,” Henrik Green, Volvo’s chief product officer, explained in a statement.
“By supporting their development we can harness the potential their products have in future Volvo vehicles.”
With this technology, drivers will be able to view various data on the HUD, from the speed limit to driving directions. The good news is that this can be done without taking your eyes off the road.
Spectralics’ proposal goes further and wants to incorporate new sensors that allow the vehicle to detect obstacles on the road, such as animals or traffic signs, and mark them in real time so that the driver has time to avoid them.
At the moment it is unknown when the company could have this sophisticated technology ready that would help make our trips much safer and “informed”.