Is Heads-up Display (HUD) Legal in NSW/Australia?
Hello fellow OzBees
I am looking for some info on the usage of Heads-up display (HUD) in the car. My car is 3 years old, very 'A to B' purpose one and doesn't have the HUD. Lack of digital dial also make it a bit difficult to read the speed. I was looking for a digital speedo and found out that OBD2 based HUD can serve the purpose.
But not sure about the legality of using HUD display. I searched the RMS site but couldn't locate any such info. Are these allowed in NSW/Australia? If its something we can use, what are the rules / regulations around it?
Also, the one I looked at is projecting the info on a plastic screen. It actually has minimal info shown. (Some new ones are really cluttered with overloads of info shown on the screen). In the night it will definitely be visible to the oncoming traffic (when you look from the front side of the car). Will that be treated as distraction? (well not forgetting that LED light is smiling at full strength a few inches below). Is it the same for the factory fitted HUD usually seen on premium cars like BMW, Audi etc ( Or using some technology, the projection wont be visible from outside but just from inside the car?)
Appreciate if you can provide some details. Thanks :)