Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

New Heads-Up Display Utilizing Your Entire Windshield – By GM

The folks at General Motors have come up with a new type of heads-up display, this time around using the whole windshield rather than just a small section.  This takes it a step further than even the BMW 7-Series Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection system.  An article in Wired tells more:

GM says it's next-generation heads-up system can use lasers and lane detection sensors to project a "virtual" road edge onto the windshield to help drivers stay on the road during bad weather.

Rather than project info onto a portion of the windshield, GM’s latest experiment uses the entire windshield as a display. Small ultraviolet lasers project data gleaned from sensors and cameras onto the glass. General Motors geeks are working alongside researchers from several universities to develop a system that integrates night vision, navigation and on-board cameras to improve our ability to see — and avoid — problems, particularly in adverse conditions like fog.

“We’re looking to create enhanced vision systems,” says Thomas Seder, a lab manager at GM’s big R&D center in Warren, Michigan.

Trying to make a workable head-up display is a laudable goal. Drivers are inundated by ever-more information from navigation systems and the like, and they need to be able to see and process it easily while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. A practical head-up display allows that.

GM’s experimental system goes beyond the night-vision system found in cars like the BMW 7-Series and the HUDs you find in, say, the Chevrolet Corvette or Buick LaCrosse. While those systems will tell you how fast you’re going or whether you’ve left the turn signal on again, Version 2.0 could make you a safer driver.

“Let’s say you’re driving in fog, we could use the vehicle’s infrared cameras to identify where the edge of the road is and the lasers could ‘paint’ the edge of the road onto the windshield so the driver knows where the edge of the road is,”

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Pre-owned 2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante in Atlanta

March 10, 2010 1 comment

Now THIS is a beautiful car!  It’s a used Aston Martin DB9 Volante, a 2008 model, on the showroom floor at the Select Luxury Cars dealership in Marietta, GA, just NW of Atlanta.

This DB9 Convertible is black with a tan interior. Under the hood it boasts a 6.0L DOHC 48-valve V12 engine with less than 6,000 miles.

Here’s a video walkthrough so you can see the condition and features of this work of art.

This pre-owned Aston Martin DB9 Volante is CarFax certified, with only one previous owner, low miles, an automatic transmission, a navigation system, parking sensors, satellite radio, heated seats, Xenon headlamps, power seats, a full windscreen, and is in “like new” condition.

2008 used Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible Passenger Front View

2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible Passenger Front View

You can view it in person at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060. Call 678.622.5587 and our sales team will help you with any questions or if you’re ready to buy an Aston Martin DB9 Volante.

We can arrange for delivery worldwide – except, of course, countries with which the U.S. has a trade embargo.

Select Luxury Cars is a dealership specializing in preowned luxury vehicles, used sports cars, exotics, and sports utility vehicles.

Porsche 911 Carrera 1996 Customized by TechArt for sale in Atlanta – Video

February 11, 2010 2 comments

Here is the video on the stunning Porsche 911 Carrera S TECHART.

This video of a 1996 Porsche Carrera S 911 TECHART was filmed  in the showroom at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta GA 30065.  Select Luxury Cars is a used car dealership near Atlanta that specializes in pre-owned luxury automobiles, performance autos, exotic sports cars and collectible vehicles. You can view current inventory, as well as FAQs or general information via our website, or call 678-622-5587.

Audi | MMI Navigation plus Hardware

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