Don’t lose sight of the important things: the BMW Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight. This allows drivers to process it up to 50 per cent faster and keep their attention where it belongs – on the road.
A projector located behind the instrument panel, which beams its image onto the windscreen, provides the technical basis for the BMW Head-Up Display. The result is a high-resolution, broad-format colour display that remains easy to read regardless of the lighting conditions.
A system of mirrors causes the projection to appear at a distance of roughly 2 metres above the tip of the bonnet. The advantage of this is that the driver’s eyes do not have to keep refocusing as they switch between the far and close-up ranges.
The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display in many new-generation BMW models offers drivers an even greater level of comfort. Several colours now make it even easier to distinguish between general information for the driver, such as speed limits and navigation instructions, and urgent warning signals. Important information such as “Pedestrian in the road” (in conjunction with the optional BMW Night Vision) is now even clearer and more easily recognisable – thus reducing the driver's reaction time. The iDrive Controller allows vertical and horizontal adjustment of the BMW Head-Up Display to obtain the optimum projection. With this extended image rotation, the BMW Head-Up Display thus offers individual setting options. The driver’s vision is thus directed towards the essentials at all times – the most important information and the road.
Apart from the vehicle speed, which is permanently on view, the BMW Head-Up Display can also show other content depending on the model and equipment. Examples include rpm, navigation instructions such as Guiding information with intersection zoom and Lane Guiding, Speed Limit Info and the status of the Active Cruise Control. BMW Personal CoPilot Driver Assistance warnings and the Check Control are also shown in the BMW Head-Up Display, e.g. pedestrian recognition from BMW Night Vision or the Collision Warning.
Drivers can configure the BMW Head-Up Display to their requirements using the iDrive Controller.