BMW has always been an innovator when it comes to both engineering and luxury, so it’s no surprise that creating advanced technology also comes naturally to the automotive brand. With the futuristic BMW Head-Up Display, you’ll feel like you’re driving the luxury car of tomorrow. It provides you with all your important information right within your field of vision directly onto your vehicle’s windshield. That way, all you have to do is focus on the road and nothing more.
What more does the BMW Head-Up Display have to offer for your drive? Let us here at Edmonton BMW give you a comprehensive breakdown of what makes the Head-Up Display an essential BMW technology and how you can get one on your BMW vehicle, today.
What Does It Do?
The BMW Head-Up Display brings all your important information right into your field of vision. It’s projected right onto the windshield so you can keep your attention on the road while processing your information like speed and navigation at twice the rate. The Head-Up Display gives you everything from speed, navigation directions, rpm, lane guiding, and more depending on which BMW model you purchased. You can also customize it with other information such as your contacts, music controls, and more! Some models even include Night-Vision capabilities that will alert you when pedestrians are crossing in the dark.
Additionally, if you have a compatible smartphone you can download the BMW Head-Up Screen app for Android or iOS to adjust the settings on your Head-Up display as well. You can control the display brightness, information shown, and the app is available for free on either Google Play or the App Store.
How Does It Work?
Inside the dashboard of your BMW vehicle, there will be a small projector and a system of mirrors that beam high-contrast full-colour images onto a translucent film on the windshield that is projected right into the driver’s field of vision. From there, the information appears to be 2 meters away so the driver can easily read and process the information. Under your BMWs control settings, you can even optimize the size and orientation of the Head-Up display to better suit your driving preferences.
What Vehicles Is It Available For?
For the most part, a lot of the latest BMW models are equipped with the Head-Up Display. Almost everything from the 2 Series to the 7 Series, as well as every X-model that BMW offers. It’s also important to note that the Head-Up Display technology was only introduced in 2016 so any BMW model before then is not compatible for adding it on. Contact us here at Edmonton BMW if you have any questions regarding whether or not your BMW vehicle is compatible.
That was just a quick breakdown of the BMW Head-Up Display. For all things concerning your BMW vehicle, Edmonton BMW has all the information you need to get the most out of yours. Come visit our dealership if you have any more questions regarding the BMW Head-Up Display or even other technologies such as the ConnectedDrive!