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Head-up display (HUD)

A transparent screen that displays essential information like speed and sat-nav directions on to the windscreen and into the driver’s eyeline, fighter pilot-style.

What is it? A transparent screen that displays essential information like speed and sat-nav directions on to the windscreen and into the driver’s eyeline, fighter pilot-style.

Why? With an HUD, you have one less distraction to worry about while driving. Some also warn you when breaking speed limits and transmit other critical info to the screen.

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How? Systems like Garmin’s HUD+ (above) only need a 12V socket to work, but they do leave an annoying wire hanging over the centre console and clutter the dash.

Should I do it? Not the most necessary of accessories, but if you’re looking for a little space-age technology to spice up the dashboard, an HUD fits the bill.

Prices? The Garmin HUD+ – nominated as our Innovation of the Year in 2015 – is available from as little as £115.

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