Two years ago we brought you a preview of GM’s latest innovation in heads-up display technology: a full-windshield, laser-based system that displays the path of the road ahead, even when it’s not visible due to fog, snow, heavy rain or other conditions. Today, GM unveiled the technology, and it says it’s not far from production.
Improving visibility of the roadway in adverse conditions could have a big impact on safety, helping drivers to stay on the road even when it’s near-impossible to see with the unaided eye. The system uses a combination of sensors and cameras to gather information that is then projected onto the windshield by small ultra-violet lasers. The technology is part of a joint R&D project between GM and teams at the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University