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Panasonic Introduces In-Car Heads-Up Display That’s 40 Percent Smaller

by Todd Haselton | January 6, 2014January 6, 2014 10:35 am PST

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Panasonic’s fastest growing business segment is in the automotive industry, where it focuses on infotainment systems. Today, during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Panasonic quickly touched on what it’s doing in the automotive industry. One of the biggest things it’s doing right now is focusing on heads-up-displays (HUDs) and on Monday, the company said that it’s introducing smaller HUDs than ever before.

The new HUDs that are 40-percent smaller with 5x greater cooling capacity thanks to smaller optics. The smaller view is safer for drivers, Pansonic says, since they aren’t as distracting and in-your-face while driving. Panasonic’s customers — the automakers — can deploy them in a larger percentage of vehicles thanks to the more affordable prices.

We should expect to see a wider range of cars with heads-up displays in 2014, though Panasonic didn’t name every model of every vehicle that will support its new HUDs.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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