Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, is a “big believer” in upgrading older cars with new technology.
In a world of Oculus Rift and virtual reality video games, the auto industry is ripe for a video projection upgrade.
Heads-up displays, or HUDs, show navigation for drivers as a transparent image projected on the windshield and have been included in newer car models by brands such as Audi, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Land Rover.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will require them in all new vehicles after May 1, 2018, as rearview blind spots account for over 15,000 injuries each year, and backup cameras reduce this blind zone by about 90%.
You can buy a quality rearview camera that you can install yourself for less than $150.
If your car didn’t come with upgraded seats, you don’t have to miss out.