I'm also intrigued by any additional information available on Panasonic's latest HUD just introduced at CES. In what little they said about it, they said the following:
"The new HUDs that are 40-percent smaller with 5x greater cooling capacity thanks to smaller optics. The smaller view is safer for drivers, Pansaonic says, since they aren’t as distracting and in-your-face while driving. Panasonic’s customers — the automakers — can deploy them in a larger percentage of vehicles thanks to the more affordable prices."
We know the version introduced in October 2013 (I think it was) uses an LED light source. It was priced at $600 I believe. It also was to be manufactured at a rate of 500 per month ( I read this somewhere and wondered why so few).
So why this drastic change in tech and specs? And why were they only making a few of them? Anybody know anything?
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