HUD

  • Another contender has popped up in the fledgeling HUD motorcycle helmet race, with a few funky features that separate it from the pack. Out of Tokyo, meet the CrossHelmet, with 360-degree vision, touch controls and active noise canceling. And its looks will probably turn a few heads.
  • ​We've already seen head-up display (HUD) tech applied to things like ski goggles, swimming goggles and cycling glasses. Now, with its Maoi system, French company Thalatoo is bringing HUD to third-party diving masks.
  • ​In recent years, we've seen goggles that allow swimmers to monitor their heart rate, and to stay on course when swimming outdoors. Well, Zwim goggles are claimed to go farther. They feature an actual Google Glass-like head-up display, that tracks the same sort of data as a swimmer's sports watch.
  • In 2013, Nuviz successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign for a head-up display (HUD) device for motorcyclists that would attach directly to an existing helmet. Four years later, the device is ready for release, putting customizable information close to the rider’s natural line of sight​.
  • Add-on head-up displays are a nice option for those who want to upgrade their car, but can't afford a car upgrade. We spent around a month with the Navdy HUD and found it to be a welcome addition to our dashboard.
  • Information can be a soldier’s most important weapon. Rockwell Collins has unveiled the Integrated Digital Vision System, a HUD that attaches to combat helmets and relays data from a command center, other warfighters or drones, as well as augmenting the wearer’s vision with multispectral sensors.
  • Chances are that head-up display (HUD) systems are the next big thing in motorcycle helmet tech, with several startups developing such systems. Seemore’s HUD module is designed to be factory-fitted to helmets, offering an abundance of features that include a group interaction tool.
  • ​In no small part, crowdfunding has changed the way products make it to market. Some of the most innovative ideas of recent years owe their success to platforms like Kickstarter, so to highlight those success stories, we’ve picked out the cream of the crowdfunded crop, which you can buy right now.
  • ​When naval divers need to know how to proceed underwater, they can't just pull out an iPad or a sheet of written instructions. That's why US Navy engineers are developing what's known as the Divers Augmented Vision Display. It's a head-up display that's built into a diving helmet.​
  • In a similar way to head-up-displays like the Garmin HUD, the upcoming Carloudy sits on a car dash and throws navigation prompts onto the windscreen. But thanks to a display technology that sips at the battery, its designers are promising weeks of usage without needing to hit the charger.
  • Head-up displays are becoming more common in high-end cars, but stand-alone units remain beyond the financial reach of many drivers. The crowdfunded Hudway Glass is a basic device that will take full advantage of your smartphone to give you a flexible HUD on a very modest budget.
  • Electronics company Kopin has developed eyewear that aims to place ride data in a more convenient place, directly in the cyclist's field of vision. The Solos smart glasses display metrics such as heart rate and average speed from connected devices to offer real-time feedback on cycling performance.