Thursday, 11 July 2013

Soon, drive your car with smartphone


WASHINGTON: Satellite-navigation firm Garmin is introducing its first portable head-up display, or HUD, for smartphone navigation apps. 

The head-up display projects real-time driving directions onto the windscreen of a vehicle. The device is capable of projecting crisp, bright directions onto a transparent film on the windshield, which will reduce driver distraction. 

The company said the device pairs wirelessly with a compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphones such as iPhone, Android phone or Windows 8-powered phones. 

The benefit is seen as reducing the distance the driver's eyes need to movethe road to take in the latest route guidance, Fox News reports. The Garmin HUD is a portable device that can be movedcar to car, and will be launched this summer for 130 dollars, the report added.

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