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Universal Head-Up Display Sunglasses

Have a universal head-up display in a pair of sunglasses.
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It is well known that Head-Up Displays (HUDs) increase safety by keeping the driver's eyes on the road. I propose an interface device that relays critical telemetry (speedometer,tachometer,fuel level, odometer) from the vehicle OBD-II and on board computer system wirelessly via Bluetooth. The transmitter device would become standard on all new vehicles produced, and offered as a plug-n-play modification to all vehicles manufactured since 1996. The reciever device is embedded in a pair of sunglasses capable of displaying the telemetry information (along with optional data streams such as in car entertainment, external entertainment info [such as an iPod]) onto the lenses of the glasses. Open sourcing and contracts with popular sunglass manufacturers should ensure that a multitude of styles will be available. The unit cost without options would be well under $2,000 and can be offered as an option for all new cars.
CaptainWes, Jan 12 2006

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       [-] equivalent of talking on the cellphone while driving.
FlyingToaster, Mar 06 2009

       //reciever device is embedded in a pair of sunglasses //
And at night...?

sp. "receiver"
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 06 2009

       //I wear my sunglasses at night//
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 06 2009


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