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One more in my series of questions. Hopefully once someone sees one of these cars these will be answered...

What specifically is displayed on the HUD? From the literature I've been able to find the list is:

Digital Speedometer
Turn Signals
High Beam Headlight Indicator
Adatptive Cruise Control Distance Mark
Semi-Manual Gear Shift Indicator
CD Disc/Track Number

Hopefully someone (evenually) will be able to complete the list.

Anyone have any pictures of the HUD in action?
 

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One more piece of information on the HUD:

The XLR HUD is configurable in six languages, including Japanese. This is a new version of a HUD and uses an Liquid Crystal Diode (LCD)-based projection system rather than a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT)-based or vacuum florescent tube-based version.
 

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One additional note - I've been told that the HUD displays changes to the audio system for up to five seconds. At that time, the information disappears ("declutters" in HUD terminology) to prevent the driver from having too much information projected in onto the windshield.
 

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Attached is an image of the HUD "in action". The image was taken inside the showroom at David Taylor Cadillac, which explains the unusual photo of a HUD projected onto a couch.

The "check gages" message was because the XLR had issued a "low fuel" message on the Driver Information Center display.
 

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The front glass is actually polarized so that the image will reflect. The HUD is projected onto the glass with an LCD monitor.

The only thing I can think of is that the auto focus may be getting in the way. You have to focus close to or on infinity to bring in the image. If you really did have a polarized lens then turning the camera 90 degrees should solve the problem.

Another image I'm looking forward to seeing :)
 

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The red cloth may be the problem. Unless the cloth was placed in the distance, the camera will try to focus on the close-up object. That may be so close that the camera can't focus on it and you end up with a distorted picture that doesn't seem to include the HUD.

The method I used was to aim at an object about 10-15 feet in front of the car. The further the object you focus on is from the car, the better. The key is that the HUD is focused at infinity, so the camera should also be. Do not try to focus on the HUD image, however.

You can also use the steering wheel as a guide for camera placement - keep the highest part of the steering wheel in the bottom of the photo as a guide for where the HUD image is located.

Hope that helps...
 
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