Samsung Smart Windshield Brings a HUD Near You

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It’s 2016, and I’m not sure why we all aren’t zipping around on motorcycles that have integrated heads-up displays (HUD).

The technology has been around for decades, the components and software are available and easy to implement, and with our connected digital lifestyles, the concept just seems like a no-brainer.

Yet, here we are, with our boring “Motorcycle 1.0” motorbikes.

Samsung hopes to change that though, showing off its “Smart Windshield” concept. The idea is straightforward: Samsung’s Smart Windshield connects to your smartphone via a special app, and it displays navigation, call, text, and email information on your windshield, through a special projection system.

Samsung is selling the concept as a step towards safer riding, which seems a bit disingenuous, though we are sure that their are people out there that text and ride – we’re looking at you, Lewis Hamilton.

But to its credit, the Samsung Smart Windshield seems like a genuinely useful add-on, especially for commuters who feel the need to be connected at all times – or just want to know where the hell they are going.

Right now, the Smart Windshield is just a concept from Samsung, but it does look like the electronics giant has teamed up with Yamaha Italy to explore the idea further. Italy is perhaps the perfect market for smart-equipped scooters, so that makes sense.

Time will tell if anything comes to fruition on this idea. We think it’s sort of inevitable though. How about you?

Source: Samsung

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.