Dean and Holly drove to Hendricks Hill for some hiking and nature-time.
Dean stopped the car to show off. “Look! My new HUD shows direction, speed, altitude!”
“Uh huh,” said Holly.
He took a pic of Hendricks Hill and displayed it on the windshield. “Look!”
“Wow! It looks lifelike.”
Dean became distracted with his hi-tech watch which still displayed only in Chinese, then set off. After twenty minutes Holly looked up from her book. “Aren’t we there yet?”
Dean stopped and stepped out. They’d nearly run into the hill!
“Forgot to turn off the picture on the windscreen.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/09/06/8-september-2017/
Just in case anyone is unfamiliar: HUD = Heads Up Display. A system that displays information on the windscreen of an aircraft or car. This way, pilots/drivers need not look away from where they’re going. From Wiki: “…is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. The origin of the name stems from a pilot being able to view information with the head positioned “up” and looking forward, instead of angled down looking at lower instruments. A HUD also has the advantage that the pilot’s eyes do not need to refocus to view the outside after looking at the optically nearer instruments.”