How does Heads Up Display work?
Do you ever take a second to think about just how many futuristic technologies exist today, that we could only dream of as kids? Smartphones allow you to make video calls, the internet lets you go shopping from the comfort of home, and come cars are being powered completely by electricity. That’s pretty incredible! While perhaps not quite as impressive as some of those others, the subject of this week’s How’s This Work is definitely something I could’ve dreamed of as a young gamer: heads up display.
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In video games and other science fiction media, a heads up display was a sort of screen that just appeared in front of your vision without actually having a screen. In gaming, it gives you vital information at the corners of your screen. In stories like RoboCop, it gave the protagonist the ability to analyze things in his surrounding just by looking at them. Now, in the real world, some vehicles come equipped with a HUD system that displays things like your speedometer and navigation right on your windshield.
In Toyota vehicles, turning on the heads up display system will pop up your current speed and a visual representation of the Eco Drive Indicator. If your vehicle is also equipped with the navigation system, then having it turned on and a destination set will replace the Eco Drive Indicator with visuals of your intended route.
How to change HUD settings in your Toyota
In order to turn the heads up display system on, you simply have to press the HUD button. When the HUD system is activated on your multi-informational display screen, you can adjust position and brightness of the HUD by using the steering wheel arrow controls. Up and down will adjust the vertical positioning, while left and right will adjust how transparent the display is. If you press the HUD button again, the Eco Drive Indicator or Navigation System will display alongside your speed.
You can see a more visual representation of this information by watching the video below. If you have any questions about Toyota’s Heads Up Display system, be sure to give us a call at the sales desk and we’d be happy to help!