C6 keeps eyes on the road

21 July 2005

Citroen HUD
The upcoming Citroën C6 is to join the very small band of cars that offer a head-up display (HUD), in addition to Citroën’s lane departure system and other clever stuff like an electronic handbrake. The company said the new display unit will project essential information - including speed and navigation indications - onto the windscreen.
This is exactly the right place to put navigation data - the centre console is a potentially dangerous place to put information that has a very high likelihood of drawing the driver
s attention away from the road ahead, particularly when driving in city traffic.
Other cars offering HUDs include the BMW 5-Series and 6-Series, and the Chevrolet Corvette. You can also find one inside an F1 driver’s helmet, apparently.

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