[aprssig] heads up display

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Sat Jun 19 15:46:58 CDT 2010

This is an interesting question.  Which will be less distracting, or  
move your eyes less off the road, a HUD on you windshield in front of  
you, a VGA display in your rear view mirror, an iPad propped up on top  
of your center dash area, or something else?

I am pretty sure that there really should be no place besides looking  
in front that would be safer for you, your passengers and the drivers  
around you.

If APRS info becomes that much a part of driving, we have perhaps  
missed out on what drivers roles are.

Gregg Wonderly

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 19, 2010, at 8:52 AM, "Wes Johnston, AI4PX" <wes at ai4px.com>  

> I just saw a Modern Marvels the other night about police pursuits.   
> One of the cars has a HUD display on the windshield that was rather  
> simple.  It was a piece of plexiglass hung from where the sunvisor  
> goes and an LCD projector mounted where the dome light is located.   
> The projector sends a left/right reversed image to the semi- 
> reflective plexi screen.  This seemed rather impractical until the  
> advent of small LED projectors for laptops like this one http://www.personalprojector.co.uk/ 
>  .
> Wouldn't this be the hot setup to have a copy of UIview or Xastir  
> running right in front of you in the car?
> Wes
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