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Hi Folks,

Filling my knowledge bank whilst waiting for my order. Ordered today. Expected delivery in early September. Hope y'all don't mind. UK based.

Is there a guide anywhere that says what is or can be displayed on the HUD and how well does this work or is ot just a gimmick?

I'll be using Google Maps via Android Auto for Nav mostly so fully expecting that won't show up.

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I have been delighted with the HUD. The current speed is displayed in large numbers. When using the cruise control the cruising setpoint is displayed as is an indication of the selected following distance from the car ahead. It shows if lane markers are being detected on both the left and right sides, and even shows if a car ahead of you is being picked up by the radar. Road Sign Assist shows speed limit signs that have been picked up by the camera.

My R4P came with the Hybrid System Indicator being displayed across the bottom of the HUD, but I chose to display engine rpm and like the result.
From the factory the HUD was set to less than full brightness, making it hard to see at times in full sun, so I brightened it up.

For more information, locate online the PDF Owner's Manual for the R4P and download it, the HUD is mentioned on pages 178 and 184. This manual will provide you with many things to learn before your R4P arrives.

Be patient knowing you will really enjoy it when it comes.
 

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I find it useful, there are several display options available for it.
If you starting reading now you might be done by September, there are 924 pages for your viewing pleasure. The index is awful, page 182 for HUD info.

That is very useful. I may take until Christmas to read it all. That is comprehensive. I prefer it. The Peugeot manual on the last car hardly explained anything. Whole sub system explanations were missing.

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I have been delighted with the HUD. The current speed is displayed in large numbers. When using the cruise control the cruising setpoint is displayed as is an indication of the selected following distance from the car ahead. It shows if lane markers are being detected on both the left and right sides, and even shows if a car ahead of you is being picked up by the radar. Road Sign Assist shows speed limit signs that have been picked up by the camera.

My R4P came with the Hybrid System Indicator being displayed across the bottom of the HUD, but I chose to display engine rpm and like the result.
From the factory the HUD was set to less than full brightness, making it hard to see at times in full sun, so I brightened it up.

For more information, locate online the PDF Owner's Manual for the R4P and download it, the HUD is mentioned on pages 178 and 184. This manual will provide you with many things to learn before your R4P arrives.

Be patient knowing you will really enjoy it when it comes.
Awesome that's really good to know. It's a good selection of options by the sound of it.
I just looked in the manual provided in a link by the kind previous member and it mentions street names being displayed when using Nav. That's pretty cool if that's the case?

One thought, slightly off piste but, does the Nav system include speed camera alerts? The Peugeot I had previously was really good at that with the Tom Tom live system. Fixed speed cameras, dangers, and mobile speed cameras reported by the crowd. No matter of not as I can use Waze for that on Android Auto.

Thanks very much.


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I have been delighted with the HUD. The current speed is displayed in large numbers. When using the cruise control the cruising setpoint is displayed as is an indication of the selected following distance from the car ahead. It shows if lane markers are being detected on both the left and right sides, and even shows if a car ahead of you is being picked up by the radar. Road Sign Assist shows speed limit signs that have been picked up by the camera.

My R4P came with the Hybrid System Indicator being displayed across the bottom of the HUD, but I chose to display engine rpm and like the result.
From the factory the HUD was set to less than full brightness, making it hard to see at times in full sun, so I brightened it up.

For more information, locate online the PDF Owner's Manual for the R4P and download it, the HUD is mentioned on pages 178 and 184. This manual will provide you with many things to learn before your R4P arrives.

Be patient knowing you will really enjoy it when it comes.
Just had a thought. What does displaying the RPM tell you in a CVT? Curious.

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The HUD is easily one of my top five favorite things about my Prime. I rarely look at the regular instrument cluster. NOTE - the HUD effectively disappears if you're wearing polarized lenses so you'll need to downgrade to non-polarized sunglasses.
 

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Just had a thought. What does displaying the RPM tell you in a CVT? Curious.

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Seeing the RPM tells me quickly when the engine is off, and when using cruise control on hilly highways it is a way of seeing how hard the engine is working, thus being able to take note that some hills are steeper than others. Certainly this is not a vital thing. With my previous RAV4 Hybrid I watched the RPM with a scangauge. My R4P is not quite two weeks old so I have yet to set up the scangauge in it, but I will have no reason to look at RPM when it is operational.
 

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The HUD is easily one of my top five favorite things about my Prime. I rarely look at the regular instrument cluster. NOTE - the HUD effectively disappears if you're wearing polarized lenses so you'll need to downgrade to non-polarized sunglasses.
Indeed. If Tesla had bothered to include a HUD and a few other features notably lacking from the Model Y, I might be driving one today. The polarization is a nuisance and makes the HUD difficult to see in bright sunlight. I didn't even order polarized sunglasses lol, I guess they were standard on the lenses I bought at Costco, but HUD is clear as day if I rotate my head 90 degrees. Big oops for Toyota.
 

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The HUD is easily one of my top five favorite things about my Prime. I rarely look at the regular instrument cluster. NOTE - the HUD effectively disappears if you're wearing polarized lenses so you'll need to downgrade to non-polarized sunglasses.
That's great. It does look like it has some great features. No polarised sun glasses here so all good. Not enough sun in blighty.

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I hope you enjoy your new ride. I like the HUD when I can see it. Polarized sun glasses are the norm. Non -P are almost impossible to find. around my area. I wear correction lenses and use flip up sun glasses. Virtually impossible to see HUD a lot of the time. I still use it, but Toyota should fix this IMHO.
 

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I like the HUD on my CX5 turbo a lot, but won't be spending $50K to buy a CUV, so I'll pass on with this, but yes, it's nice.
 

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I've had my RAV4 Prime XSE premium for a couple of weeks now, and I really love the HUD, but I've found it's a little hard to focus on. I've seen other discussions about it appearing "blurry" for one person's wife, but it was crystal clear for the husband.

Mine seems similar, but I think the "focal plane" of the HUD isn't even, meaning I can't have the entire display in focus all at once. I can try to focus my eyes on the right side with the speedometer and tachometer/ECO bar and get it reasonably clear, but that leaves the left side with the lane guidance lines with a ghosting image. When I close one eye vs the other, the angle/tilt of the HUD is significantly off in the other eye and it looks more distorted. I've found that if I tilt my head downward toward my left shoulder, when I close one eye vs the other, the parallax shift and distortion of the HUD image in the other eye is much less, it's much easier to lock my eyes' focus on, and I can actually get the entire HUD to appear crystal clear from left to right, and so I wonder if there is some kind of focal plane adjustment/calibration that could be done by the dealer?

I found the "rotation" setting in the MID, but I think that just adjusts the horizontal level of the display itself (ie. just moving pixels on the display), and does not actually adjust any sort of focal plane/parallax/projection setting.

I think because the windshield is curved and not flat, without the proper positioning of the projector, part of the HUD's left/right focal plane won't be even, which is why it can be hard get the entire HUD in focus if it is out of alignment.
 

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Sounds like it isn't calibrated properly. Suspect the dealer may need to look at focus settings.

I'm used to state of the art HUDs on military systems so I think I might be disappointed when I get the car. Main thing for me is seeing the speed I'm going and the eco power bar so I can modify my driving for economy.

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Sounds like it isn't calibrated properly. Suspect the dealer may need to look at focus settings.

I'm used to state of the art HUDs on military systems so I think I might be disappointed when I get the car. Main thing for me is seeing the speed I'm going and the eco power bar so I can modify my driving for economy.

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After about 1200 miles experience in mine, I think the HUD does a good job of doing exactly what you want, which is exactly what i want as well! When using the NAV function it also does a good job of putting the "turn info" up there as well. Perfect clarity? .....not quite, but then I have owned other "higher level" vehicles that were not any better either.
 

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After about 1200 miles experience in mine, I think the HUD does a good job of doing exactly what you want, which is exactly what i want as well! When using the NAV function it also does a good job of putting the "turn info" up there as well. Perfect clarity? .....not quite, but then I have owned other "higher level" vehicles that were not any better either.
Ok cool thanks. Reassuring.
4 weeks away from delivery here in the UK. Not much more than a 6 week turnaround from order for the top spec model (equivalent to XSE with tech/ premium package). Dacuma metallic grey it's called but I could have had a red one in under 4 weeks.
Downside here is that unless you have private medical care (hardly anyone does) it takes 4 weeks to get a GP appointment and several months to see a specialist on our NHS. Mostly compounded by COVID. Still, getting a Prime faster has to come first!

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Hi Folks,

Filling my knowledge bank whilst waiting for my order. Ordered today. Expected delivery in early September. Hope y'all don't mind. UK based.

Is there a guide anywhere that says what is or can be displayed on the HUD and how well does this work or is ot just a gimmick?

I'll be using Google Maps via Android Auto for Nav mostly so fully expecting that won't show up.

Cheers

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I had an HUD on my 1999 and 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. I loved HUD. Personally, I think it should be standard on all cars for safety. It's a place where you can view information, and still be looking at the road. Plus I am much more aware of my speed. At least the RAV4 has some options on what information is displays, to avoid it from getting to cluttered. I can't say the same for the Rav4 MID (multi info display) dash display, way toooooo much info there, can't read it while driving. Much of the MID should be in infotainment settings screen, and off the dashboard.
 

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I had an HUD on my 1999 and 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. I loved HUD. Personally, I think it should be standard on all cars for safety. It's a place where you can view information, and still be looking at the road. Plus I am much more aware of my speed. At least the RAV4 has some options on what information is displays, to avoid it from getting to cluttered. I can't say the same for the Rav4 MID (multi info display) dash display, way toooooo much info there, can't read it while driving. Much of the MID should be in infotainment settings screen, and off the dashboard.
Agree.

It looks like the driver display is way too small for the amount of information. I think you're right. Perhaps some non essential to driving data should have been moved to the infotainment display and what remains is made bigger and clearer.

It reminds me of a 4th generation fighter cockpit rather than a 5th gen.

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After about 1200 miles experience in mine, I think the HUD does a good job of doing exactly what you want, which is exactly what i want as well! When using the NAV function it also does a good job of putting the "turn info" up there as well. Perfect clarity? .....not quite, but then I have owned other "higher level" vehicles that were not any better either.
HUD in my CX5 is flawless, and I even have a tinted windshield. One thing I've noticed in all the videos is that Toyota screens flicker (the dash and the HUD), while my Mazda is pure solid even filming at 60fps. Mazda uses very high quality components here, while Toyota seems to have dumbed refresh rate for some reason. That said, again, I really do think I will miss the HUD, as the Prime I selected does not have it.
 
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