Connect Heads Up Display

Connect Heads Up Display

With the built-in HDMI connector, it’s easy to connect an external display to your AutoPi. This could be a HUD (heads up display) or Touch Screen showing your AutoPi dashboard with relevant information for your trip.


There are lots of additional features or benefits that it comes with. However, the main benefit is that you basically have an intelligent car, as you can control lots of things through the HUD.


An illustration of HUD is being installed within the car


How to do it?

You will need to connect an external heads up display or touch screen to your AutoPi. Then you can use it as an advanced AutoPi dashboard and it will give you lots of useful information for your trip. Check out our article on how to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen, which has hundreds of visitors every week. In case you want to know more or are struggling with installation, please contact sales@autopi.io.


Benefits of connecting heads up display

Connecting an external heads up display or touch screen will make your car experience much more convenient. It will give you plenty of useful information for your trip and you will feel like you are driving a brand new car with advanced configurations. 


You can also give your heads up display voice commands to make it even easier to work with. If you want to see more benefits, detailed instructions on how to do it and more, please check out our article on how to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen


In addition, if you build your own Raspberry Pi HUD and mount an external parking sensors, you will be able to see the surroundings of your vehicle in a real-time on the monitor. Pretty cool right? There are more possibilities to do with AutoPi. 


We definitely recommend you to connect a Raspberry Pi heads up display to your vehicle as it brings an additional value and increases the driving experience. Contact us if you have any specific questions on this feature. 


If you want to make a dyi heads up display, then check out our article on how to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen


What is heads up display?

Heads up display (HUD) is a display that presents data without drivers looking away from their viewpoints. It originally came from pilots, being able to see the information right in front of them in their viewpoint. The purpose is to prevent drivers from being distracted by looking out of their viewpoints and therefore, exposing themselves or passengers to danger. 


This feature is very beneficial in both personal use and business use, for instance in your fleet management. It can improve your drivers' driving experience and it even might prevent any unnecessary accidents. If you decide to connect more of the AutoPi features, you can literally make your regular car into a smart car.


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