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Harman wants windshields with ‘augmented reality display’

By 01.09.13

Yes, Harman, the people who make car stereos and various other little toys for your vehicle, want to turn your windshield into a Google Glass-like display.

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Why? To make a GPS easier to read by making you not have to glance at it. And then they had to go and ruin it by adding Facebook.

Distracted driving is pretty dangerous. Essentially, if you’re on the phone while driving, you are basically just as dangerous as that guy at the bar who did a few vodka shots and insisted he was okay to drive.

And we have a lot of distractions in our cars, including GPS devices, so installing this in a windshield actually makes a lot of sense. You can keep your eyes on the road, where they belong.

The main problem I have with this? The fact that there’s useless crap like social networking and email featured in it. Harman has admitted you can’t control this while driving. So why is it on your windshield? Who needs to check their email so badly that they’re willing to risk injury or death? Aside from that, though, this actually seems useful. Good job, Harman!

Harman Wants To Put An Augmented Reality Display In Your Windshield [Gizmodo]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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