Continental to showcase truck and bus digital head-up display at IAA

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Continental will present, among other products, its new head-up displays (HUD) for truck and bus applications under the title ‘Tradition. Trust. Transformation’ at the 66th International Motor Show Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany, on September 22-29, 2016.

“Digitisation is a tremendous opportunity for the transport industry. It makes innovations such as the head-up display or automated driving possible and ensures greater safety and efficiency on the road,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board at Continental.

The major advantage of head-up displays is that drivers receive relevant driving information without having to take their eyes off the traffic. Continental supplies two basic versions of the HUD – the windshield HUD is specially developed for the design of commercial vehicles popular in the USA, which have flatter windshields.

By contrast, the combiner HUD uses a transparent disk (combiner) in front of the windshield to reflect the image. This version is suitable for vehicles commonly used in Europe, which have steeply angled windshields.

“We see the head-up display as an important element of future human-machine communication leading to greater safety in commercial vehicles, in which the driver receives advance information about driving maneuvers planned by the vehicle during automated driving,” explained Dr Michael Ruf, head of the commercial vehicles and aftermarket business unit at Continental.

July 29, 2016

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