Heads up display (HUD) technology was originally developed for use in fighter jets to provide the pilot with crucial data in an easy to access display to prevent distraction. This same technology will now be added to all BMW 3 Series vehicles built in 2012.
The full-color heads up display in the 3 Series will provide the driver with data about the car’s speed and navigation in a virtual form within the direct field of vision.
BMW was the first European automaker to adapt heads up display technology for used in production vehicles. It has been a large part of BMW’s ConnectedDrive system in the BMW 5 Series since 2004.
The full-color heads up display should be an option for almost of the BMW series.