PRLog - Feb. 11, 2014 - DELHI/NCR, India -- New Delhi, February 11th, 2014Garmin Corporation, a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, launched an Interactive Head-up Display (HUD+)at the Auto Expo Components 2014. HUD+, the company’s first portable head-up display for free smartphone navigation apps. HUD+ is an innovative new way of viewing navigation information in the car, projecting crisp and bright directions onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens. By providing comprehensive road guidance at a glance and right within the driver’s line of sight, HUD+ can help increase safety and reduce driver distraction. HUD+ receives navigation information from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone running a free companion smartphone app.
Garmin® Introduces Its First Portable Head-up Dis
HUD+ redefines the navigation experience by allowing drivers to find their way without taking their eyes off the road,” said Tony An, Sales and Marketing Director, Garmin Corporation. “Head-up displays currently have their place in selected high-end cars, but HUD makes this technology available as an aftermarket accessory for any vehicle, at an affordable price.”
HUD+ offers more navigation details than other portable head-up displays, yet presents them in a simplified way that doesn’t divert the driver’s attention from the road. The directions are easy to follow and allow drivers to navigate even the most challenging interchanges and traffic situations with ease. HUD+ displays turn arrows, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, as well as estimated time of arrival. It even lets drivers know what lane to be in for the next maneuver and alerts them when they exceed the speed limit. HUD+ also warns users of potential traffic delays and upcoming safety camera locations. The crisp display automatically adjusts the brightness level so projections are clearly visible in direct sunlight or at night.
Complementing the visual display, spoken turn-by-turn directions are provided simultaneously by a compatible free Garmin HUD+ India navigation app, either through the smartphone speaker or a Bluetooth-connected car stereo. Music streamed to the car stereo from the smartphone will automatically fade out for turn-by-turn voice prompts. HUD+ also continues to display navigation information while taking incoming calls.
“HUD+ is easy to set up. Users can choose between displaying navigation information on their windshield, with the included, transparent film, or on to the included reflector lens that attaches directly to HUD+,” said Tony An. The device pairs wirelessly with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled iPhone and Android™ phone. An integrated USB port on the vehicle power/ adapter cable makes it easy to charge the smartphone while driving.
HUD+ projects crisp and bright directions onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens. It receives navigation information from a Bluetooth-connected smartphone running the free Garmin HUD India navigation app, available from both App StoreSM and Google PlayTM by providing comprehensive road guidance at a glance and right within the driver’s line of sight, HUD+ can help increase safety and reduce driver distraction
HUD+ is the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of mobile navigation solutions for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly personal navigation devices and apps have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
About Garmin Corporation
Garmin Corporation, is a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, Bluechart, City Navigator, Colorado, Foretrex and Oregon are registered trademarks and Dakota, is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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