How does heads-up-display (HUD) work?

Continental is working on a HUD that is separate from the windshield, about six inches wide that would sit in front of the windshield. Continental’s Thorsten Alexander Kern explains how a Heads-up-display (HUD) works, technically. A HUD allows a person to see all the important information on a screen while keeping their eyes on the road. It’s a safety issue. But how does it work?

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.