Sometimes it seems that auto journalists harp on the smallest of details. Cup holders are in the wrong place. Radio presets are difficult to program. The armrest opens in a weird way. None of those things affect the purpose of the car, which is to provide reliable and safe transportation, yet I have harped on automakers for these details and more.
Now I’m going to go one step further and be really nit picky, but I want to be clear this isn’t a ding on Hyundai. This is a ding on a technology featured in many new cars that just isn’t working that well.
I have always liked the heads up display technology. I love that it allows me to keep my eyes on the road while still giving me all the information I need, and the heads up display in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is great. It features GPS directions, your speed, and when you’re moving, the current speed limit. Plus, it’s in color.
However, the current heads up display technology renders the information unreadable while wearing polarized sunglasses.
I recently upgraded to nice Ray-Ban sunglasses and was surprised that one of my favorite vehicle safety features virtually disappears when I wear them. Yeah, it’s a little thing, but it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and manufacturers are always trying to top each other with technology. The first company that is able to make a heads up display visible through any lens is going to have an advantage, however slight, over its competitors.
Now I just need to get Apple to make an iPad I can read in the day while wearing my fancy new shades.
Check out our full video review of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis…
Emme is a driver, reviewer, and rabble rouser. She is the principle driver and trophy winner for the Mega Monkey Motorsports™ 2 seat 1600 desert racer, powered by an air-cooled VW engine and has also been on the podium in a stock bug, a trophy bug, and an ultra-4. She is one of only 17 American women to have participated in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, a 9 day all female off road rally in Morocco with no GPS. You can check her out online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and either one of her blogs