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[aprssig] heads up display

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Sat Jun 19 21:21:23 UTC 2010


Its OK if you simply install a sweeping LED array on the front of you car
(like KITT in the 1980's) to ... ahem... make the other drivers around you
aware you are not paying attention!  lol.

Wes
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God help those who do not help themselves.


On Sat, Jun 19, 2010 at 16:46, Gregg Wonderly <gregg at wonderly.org> wrote:

> 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
> W5GGW
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 19, 2010, at 8:52 AM, "Wes Johnston, AI4PX" <wes at ai4px.com> wrote:
>
> 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/>
> 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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