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A recent article by the BCS -The Chartered Institute for IT investigating Google Glass and Heads-Up Display (HUD) Technology states that “by 2020 there could be heads-up displays (HUDs) in over nine million cars. Brian Runciman MBCS looks at some of the impacts of HUDs and Google Glass.

Five years ago only 13 models of car produced in the USA had heads-up displays as standard or an option – that figure now stands at 38. Google Glass is seeping into business life: service technicians use them, they are being used in broadcasting, airlines are trialling them – they are even getting onto farms.

In car HUDs have increased in processing power to allow for more information to reside in a driver’s line of sight. Whilst this has until recently been in marquee cars, as costs come down they will be designed for small and mid-sized cars. By 2020, one forecast suggests, HUDs will be designed into 9.2 million cars, compared with 1.2 million in 2012.”

To read the full article please click-here.

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