“Volvo plans to imbed a future HUD directly into the windshield using a thin film that Spectralics produces called a ‘multi-layered thin combiner.’ This new HUD film would ensure drivers clearly see display metrics at all times, while turning the windshield into an augmented reality display. Volvo’s new HUD will reportedly display information or graphics on any portion of the windshield, and use cameras to pinpoint and outline street signs, obstacles, and roads.
While Volvo’s new HUD seems really cool, consumers might want to taper their expectations on a release date. Volvo invested with Spectralics because the company’s HUD technology aligns with the automaker’s ambitions for future car designs. The startup world is a risky endeavor that sees some players sink and others swim, so it’s a real possibility that Spectralics’ HUD never sees the light of day. Still, if Volvo’s new augmented reality windshield HUD makes it to production, it is likely to change how drivers operate all cars in the coming future.”
Read more about Volvo’s new endeavor here.
Right now Volvo offers Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that project an image on the windshield to help drivers on the road. This includes navigation, ETA, and other driving statistics. That system is by no means perfect as it requires expert calibration but this new HUD technology might offer a more reliable experience with adding new features too.
At Advantage Auto Glass we offer ADAS Recalibration for many vehicles and follow those procedures by the book. Call us at 612-343-8984 to learn more about this service today!