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Your Guide to Heads Up Displays

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One of the coolest new tech making its way into an increasing number of cars isn’t actually new. The Heads Up Display, or ‘HUD’ as it is commonly known, has been in use by the aviation industry for decades, and now it comes to the auto industry with some notable benefits.

Heads Up Displays are nifty devices that display important vehicle-related information in front of a person. In the case of an aircraft, a HUD grants the pilot a virtual image on the windshield of the aircraft, allowing him to focus on the sky ahead yet see graphical information that would normally be viewed on dashboard instruments.

HUDs are undoubtedly important in aircrafts, especially during demanding military flight situations (e.g combat in the case of fighter jets), but are they just as useful in cars and trucks? While that question is debatable, the general consensus is that — yes — they have something to offer with regards to distracted driving, and there are some who believe HUDs could eventually become a legal requirement.

Just imagine being able to see vehicle speed, navigation guidance, traffic sign recognition and cruise control settings on a section of the windscreen rather than having to look down at the car’s instrument cluster and/or center console, with eyes off the road…

Even more, any new calls, emails, or texts will automatically be shown in the HUD’s panel, adding an immeasurable level of safety and security never before seen in a car.

Although HUD technology is still relatively new in the marketplace, our friends at www.napavalleychryslerjeepdodgeram.com explain that there are two main versions currently available to car buyers and owners: factory-installed and third-party HUDs.

Factory Installed HUDs

Many high-end cars now offer a HUD, as well as a few mainstream models like the Mazda CX-3 small crossover. The 2016 Audi A7, the Mercedes S-Class and a dozen or so GM vehicles, in particular, can currently be optioned with HUD technology.

In fact, virtually every major automaker — notably Jaguar, Hyundai, and Land Rover — has or is working on HUDs that not only show you vehicle speed, but can also do things like highlight pertinent street signs on the road, show the turn you need to take on the actual road ahead, and even flash warning signals when an accident is imminent.

Navdy HUD, Woman driving

Third-party HUDs

If your car didn’t come with a HUD, there are several third party HUD units that you can have installed. They are small boxes that are meant to sit on your dashboard and project onto your windshield, with most working by connecting to either your phone’s internal GPS or by finding a satellite signal to geo-locate your vehicle.

For now, HUDs made by individual companies for aftermarket use are only capable of displaying a rudimentary speedometer and other functions, but that could soon change with crowdfunding-backed HUD projection system ‘Navdy’.

Instead of projecting information directly on your car’s windshield, the Navdy HUD (pictured above) is a fold-out box that actually contains a small screen designed to sit at the base of where your eyes rest when driving. It features a range of apps that can be connected via your phone, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Spotify, all of which can be controlled via quick hand-gestures thanks to a build-in camera. See it in action…

As with any new technology, expect many advancements with Heads Up Displays in the future. For instance, while the Navdy system is ambitious, it showcases features we may find routine in mainstream HUDs in just a few years’ time.

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8 Of The Best ‘Old’ And New Car Features Of 2019

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The future in auto tech is already here, and it’s very exciting.

As cars become safer, more fuel-efficient, and more comfortable, it’s harder and harder for the average motorist to imagine how they can be even better. However, for car manufacturers, there seems to be endless possibilities everywhere.

Be it improvements in autonomous tech, electric drivetrains and heads up displays, or upping a car’s luxury, the automotive industry is bringing us many exciting things. Here are eight of the best ‘old’ and new car features of 2019.

1. Blind Spot Sensors

Many of the features in cars focus on driving safety. Blind spot sensors detect when cars are out of the typical range of mirrors and alert you of their presence. This doesn’t remove the importance of taking a quick glance over your shoulder before changing lanes, but it will definitely help reduce the number of accidents caused by blind spots.

2. Phone Starter

Imagine a blistering cold morning, One where the ground is covered by snow and you’re frantically scraping your windshield clean of ice while you bitterly await the car’s heater to put out its end of the bargain. Well, situations like this are a problem of the past as of 2019.

New vehicles can connect to your wireless device and power on remotely, allowing to take on the cold winter months with confidence knowing you will have a heated car waiting for you. In addition to the climate control system, your car’s door locks, alarm, interior and exterior lighting, and liftgate or trunk can also be operated remotely.

3. Heads Up Display

Touch screen menus now have a second cousin. Heads up displays (HUD, for short) are the hip new feature in today’s cars. They are usually in the form of a small display on the front windshield above the steering wheel and below your eyes’ normal field of vision that shows speed, gas levels, and even directions to minimize any reason for you to take your hands of the steering wheel and/or look away from the road.

4. Automatic Parallel Parking

For those of you who have visited small beach towns in Florida or driven through the crowded, narrow streets of San Francisco, you know that parallel parking is a must-have skill. But parallel parking is difficult, and car manufacturers seem to agree, explaining why many 2019 vehicles now come equipped with automatic parking assist systems.

If you’ve been thinking of moving to that bustling Florida town, you can take comfort in knowing there will be a car to handle the tight street parking for you anytime and anywhere, be that car be from a Mercedes Benz dealer near Coral Springs or a Honda dealer in Seattle.

5. 360 Cameras

You know those rear-end cameras that help with reversing? Those are so 2018. Now you can expect full 360-degree cameras to cover all four sides of your car. This comes in handy in many situations and can prevent unforeseen scratches or bumper damage.

6. Individual Climate Zones

Thanks to advancements in auto tech, the driver and the passengers can now create their own microclimates inside a of car. By giving each person the power to set his or her own temperature, there will be less bickering over the AC dial.

Many new cars offer dual-zone climate controls for the driver and front passenger, and some can even be equipped with “tri-zone” or “quad-zone” climate control so that rear passengers aren’t left in the cold, so to speak.

7. Pre-Safe Pulse

For those who want to take safety to the next level, the Pre-safe Pulse is a new crash safety measure for side impacts. When the car senses an imminent crash about to take place, the driver and passenger seats automatically move closer to the center of the vehicle. For side accidents, even a minimal five-centimeter difference can reduce the impact felt to passengers by one-third.

8. Mirrors with Auto-dim

If you drive a lot at night, you’ve probably noticed that headlights have gotten much more powerful over the years. In some ways, this is tremendously beneficial. Being able to see further and with more clarity is important. However, being on the receiving end of these lights is not only annoying, but it can be dangerous.

Drivers are less inclined to check their mirrors if they get blinded every time they try. For this reason, newer vehicles have equipped mirrors with auto-dimming. These reduce the glare caused by headlights behind you and keep your focus on the road.

Cars Are Getting Smarter

The results of these new features are that cars are getting smarter and drivers now have the tools they need to make better decisions. This combination of factors will surely decrease the number of car accidents and make driving a safer, more efficient and reliable method of transportation.

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Fiat Chrysler Unconnect Now Lets You Order Pizza Using Your Car

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Uconnect has consistently been one of the best infotainment system on the market, and Uconnect Market will make it even better.

Not to be outdone by General Motors, which has been a dominant force when it comes to offering in-car commerce, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has has given its Unconnect infotainment system a new Market platform that treats Jeep, RAM, Chrysler, and Dodge owners to most of the same convenience features enjoyed by owners of GM vehicles.

Unconnect Market allows a variety of third-party companies to offer connected buying services directly through the infotainment system. With it, you will be able to order and pay for food, reserve a table at a restaurant, fill your tank at pump-and-pay gas locations, locate and pay for nearby parking, and even schedule service appointments.

Adding a credit card when setting up a Uconnect Market account gives you authorized card-free fuel fill-ups at participating Shell stations.

The Unconnect Market platform rolls out via an over-the-air (OTA) update in the second half of 2019 for current 2019 model year or newer Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles equipped with Fiat Chrysler’s 8.4-inch touchscreen.

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You Can Order Domino’s Pizza Using Your Chevrolet

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Don’t have 60 seconds to phone in a pizza order? This is for you.

General Motors has updated the infotainment systems on Chevrolet vehicles with a new Domino’s pizza ordering tool.

As part of the American automaker’s growing in-car Marketplace ecosystem, the app lets drivers place orders for carryout or home delivery using the in-vehicle touchscreen interface and Chevrolet Marketplace portal.

It would be too distracting and downright unsafe if the system let you configure an entire pizza from scratch, so you are limited to just saved and recent orders.

General Motors has been steadily growing Marketplace since its launch in 2017. In April 2018, Chevrolet partnered with Shell to allow in-car gas purchases, sparing you the trouble of using the gas pump’s magnetic reader and being the victim of credit card skimming. In November of the same year, Buick added Yelp compatibility to its infotainment system, allowing you to make restaurant reservations on the go.

The new Domino’s app works with any 2017 model year or newer Chevrolet vehicle that runs Marketplace.

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