A Global Positioning System, or GPS is inevitable car gadget, but sometimes it can distract you while driving. Garmin, one of the biggest GPS companies, has developed Head-Up Display (HUD) that is projected on the windshield, so you can have unhindered driving, while all necessery information are displayed at eye-level either on a transparent film you stick to your windshield or on an attached reflector lens.
Displayed information includes turn arrows, distance to the next turn, your speed, the speed limit, excessive speed, estimated time of arrival, and lane guidance (which lane for exits vs. through traffic). If you subscribe to premium services, you can also get traffic info and photo radar alerts.
The gadget works wirelessly with compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphones via Garmin’s navigation apps (Street Pilot or NAVIGON) from which it pulls turn-by-turn directions.
Garmin’s HUD is essentially an aftermarket version for any car, priced at $130 for the device itself.