LightSpeed Automotive Technology introduces a trick gauge unit that's sure to get any tech-savvy enthusiast's blood pumping. The HoloShift windshield Head-Up Display (HUD) features rev lights, shift light, launch control, and engine warnings all rolled into one. What's a HUD display, you ask? Simply stated, it's a transparent display that emits data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. HUD technology stems from military development for fighter pilots being able to view target information with their head positioned "up" instead of looking down at instrumentation.
HoloShift Windshield HUD is designed for auto enthusiasts as the images are projected directly to the vehicle's windshield. This heads-up display projects a tachometer and shift warning light whether on the street or track, enabling you to keep your eyes on the road.
A series of five rev LED lights plus shift light, 500 rpm apart, provide shift timing optimization. Launch lights result in faster reaction times with a green light that lets drivers know they are at launch rpm while amber lights signal to add or let off the gas. The HoloShift operates in two different modes: street (with optional engine warnings) and drag racing.
To operate in street mode, set your desired shift rpm using controls on the device. When the engine climbs to 3,000 rpm below the desired shift point, a yellow LED begins counting up at intervals of 500 rpm. When a red light appears, you are at your shift point. This series of lights repeats with every gear enabling the driver to execute consistent shifts.
For drag-racing mode, set your launch rpm, once again using the controls to the right of the unit. The yellow LEDs below the tach lights will indicate when you are within 200 rpm below or above the launch point, and a steady green light will indicate you are at the perfect rpm for your launch.
Wire installation is a simple to follow process and is similar to most aftermarket tachometers with the addition of optional engine warning signals.
Engine warning lights can be connected to any two engine warning signals to quickly warn you of any engine causing damages.
The HoloShift features quick control dials for rpm calibration and brightness adjustment for day or night. A transparent reflective film that can be also used with polarized sunglasses applies to the windshield at the driver's height preference.
The unit weighs a scant 0.6 pound (including wiring), measures 5x2.5x1 inches and quickly unclips from its mount to store out of sight. The mount is secured to the dash using double-sided adhesive tape.
Adjusting the dip switches on the rear of the unit allows the end user to integrate the Holoshift into vehicles ranging from 4 to 12 cylinders.