While it may not be quite as quick as its GT cousin, Audi’s upcoming Q4 e-tron compact crossover EV will have a few new tricks that the sedan does not. Specifically, the Q4 will come equipped with a slick, albeit optional, augmented reality heads-up display (HUD) able to display critical driving data directly into the driver’s line of sight.
HUDs are not exactly new to the automotive, or even EV, space. I for one was a big fan of the pop-up HUD on the Kia Niro EV from 2019. Whereas, the Q4’s HUD is far more than a simple piece of steering column-mounted transparent plastic — it’s displayed within the windshield itself. The HUD consists of two sections: a static status section that shows basic information like the vehicle’s current speed and traffic signs, and an active augmented reality (AR) section. Within the AR section, features like turning arrows generated by the navigation system will be superimposed into the driver’s field of view (roughly where they should be in real-life), appearing to float up to 10 meters ahead of the vehicle at 60 FPS and covering roughly a 70-inch diagonal portion of the front windscreen. The status section, on the other hand, will appear to sit just 3 meters ahead of the driver’s position.
Anyway, this is a very significant technology, as I have ever said, Audi is the BEST vehicle manufacturer in the world, which equips the most awesome car-making techs!!
Once this new car with this advanced tech would have been released, I ll definitely become the first one to buy!!!