Head-Up-Displays

Information Management

A Head-Up-Display (HUD) shows information exactly where you need it – directly in the line of sight. Drivers get all the important information such as speed, warning signals and indicator arrows for navigation without looking down to the instrument cluster or the secondary display. Continental has a broad portfolio of Head-Up-Displays.

Windshield HUD

In the case of a windscreen Head-Up-Display drivers see a virtual image, but not as a flat, static picture on the windshield, but rather, as “floating” over the hood at a distance of about two meters. In the case of an Augmented Reality Head-Up-Display the information of the windshield HUD is enriched with a layer of information right on the street in front of the car.

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Cockpit HPC Software Architecture


The windshield Head-Up-Display shows relevant information directly on the screen of the windshield. The driver always has all the information he needs in line of sight. Also in case of special events or dangerous situation the driver can be warned without any driver distraction.

Different technical solutions are available depending on the requirements and the vehicle segment.

  • More Safety – all relevant information in the field of view
  • Modern, safe and efficient Human Machine Interface
  • Secure integration of CE Technologies
  • Markets and target group specific customizations



TFT 1.8 Inch

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Key Data

  • HMI/ Projection: Static Information
  • Brightness: ~12.000 cd/m²
  • Resolution: ~80 px/°
  • Package Volume: ~4 Liter

1 Layer Design
  • Projection Distance: ~2,5m
  • Virtuelle Image Size: ~6° x 2°
  • Optics: Mirror
  • Picture Generating Unit: 1,8" TFT

TFT 3.1 Inch

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Key Data

  • HMI/ Projection: Static Information
  • Brightness: ~12.000 cd/m²
  • Contrast: ~1.500 : 1
  • Resolution: ~80 px/°
  • Package Volume: ~7 Liter

1 Layer Design
  • Projection Distance: ~4,5m
  • Virtuelle Image Size: ~69° x 3°
  • Optics: Mirror
  • Picture Generating Unit: 3,1" TFT

Advantages of Continentals HUD Technology

  • Proven platform concepts for PGU (Picture Generating Unit)
  • Scalable solutions for different models and markets
  • Leading technology from entry to high end
  • Cost optimized
  • Space optimized
  • Individual adaptation for OEMs brands

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Advanced Augmented Reality HUD

In the near future augmented reality Head-Up-Displays will help to make driving even more comfortable and safe. This generation of HUDs supplements the exterior view of the traffic conditions in front of the vehicle with virtual information (ugmentations) for the driver.

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  • The augmented reality Head-Up-Display differs from a normal windshield-HUD since the reflected information appears to be part of the driving situation itself.
  • When navigating, for example, a virtual symbol inserted precisely into the exterior view marks the route that the driver should follow on the road ahead
  • When distance controls (adaptive cruise control, ACC) are enabled, a marking in the AR-HUD visualizes which vehicle in front is detected by the assistance system.

In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, the AR-HUD relieves the burden on the driver because what the driver’s eyes see is directly connected with explanatory information.

This leads to a new quality of information that allows the driver to register the driving situation they are in even faster – essential for more safety and comfort.


Single Layer Design

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Key Data

  • HMI/ Projection: Dynamic Guiding/ Contact Analogue
  • Brightness: ~12.000 cd/m²
  • Contrast: ~1.500 : 1
  • Resolution: ~80 px/°
  • Package Volume: < 14 Liter

1 Layer Design
  • Projection Distance: AR Layer: ~8,0
  • Virtuelle Image Size: AR Layer: ~10° x 4°

Double Layer Design

Key Data

  • HMI/ Projection: Dynamic Guiding/Contact Analogue
  • Brightness: ~12.000 cd/m²
  • Contrast: ~1.500 : 1
  • Resolution: ~80 px/°
  • Package Volume: < 14 Liter

2 Layer Design
  • Projection Distance:
    • AR Layer: ~8,0
    • Status Layer: ~2,0 m
  • Virtuelle Image Size:
    • AR Layer: ~10° x 3°
    • Status Layer: ~6° x 1°

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Waveguide HUD

Ultra Thin Augmented Reality Head-Up-Display

With the Waveguide HUD, an innovative technologie from Continental and DigiLens, the volume of the Augmented Reality Head-Up-Display will be reduced to a minimum. Compared to currently available systems, the ultra thin Waveguide Head-Up-Display from Continental and DigiLens will be smaller by a factor of three. It will need less space while at the same time providing a larger image with all the relevant information.

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With this innovation drivers will have all relevant information straight in front of their eyes in a very intuitive way that supports easy and fast orientation in traffic.
The technology will also ease drivers into accepting automated driving faster. With an Augmented Reality HUD drivers will feel secure in the knowledge of what the car actually sees and knows. In turn, driver confidence in automated driving will be enhanced significantly.

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Technology

Key Data

  • HMI/ Projection: Dynamic Guiding/ Contact Analogue
  • Brightness: ~10.000 cd/m²
  • Contrast: ~1.000 : 1
  • Resolution: ~80 px/°
  • Package Volume: < 10 Liter

1 Layer Design
  • Projection Distance: > 7,5 m - Infinity
  • Virtuelle Image Size:~15° x 5°

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