Ever wondered how would Augmented Reality and GPS look like when combined together at the front of your car’s windshield? Pioneer is bringing it to reality with laser-projected heads-up display that shows driving directions just above the road itself, making sure that you focus on what’s in front rather than squinting at the LCD off to the side.
[If you do need to look at that LCD, however, you’ll get yet another augmented reality view if your car has a camera up front, more detail about the route and a new speed limit sign alert system. The usual rounds of DVD media, iPhone/iPod playback and 1Seg over-the-air TV tuning are also on tap. Buying either of the new HUD-equipped GPS units will require a deep wallet, some patience and an airplane trip to Japan, however — the 2-DIN ZH99 and dual 1-DIN VH99 cost $3,770 and$4,021 respectively, and their late July release isn’t known to include the US at this stage. Source]