General Motors R&D, Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Southern California are working together to develop a heads up display for automobiles. Working similar to the heads up displays for aircraft, the technology will make driving at night and in bad weather safer.
The vehicle will be armed with infrared cameras that identify where the edge of the road is and lasers will be used to paint the edge of the road onto the windshield so the driver can see it. When driving in weather with reduced visibility the enhanced vision system combines night vision with the head-up system to identify and highlight the precise location of people, animals, and even road signs along the side of the road that they may not be seen by the driver
Enhanced vision systems are a 21st Century take on Head up display technology that GM was the first to market in 1988. They were designed to help keep driver attention on the road by displaying important information such as vehicle speed, lane change indicator status and vehicle warning messages directly into the driverâ€™s field of vision. Heads up display systems are currently available on the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Corvette, Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac STS.