Young Car Driver got in touch to ask me to spread the word about their competition to win a sat-nav. It makes getting lost one less thing to worry about on today's busy roads. I wish my parents had had one, it would have saved me from being sick all down my cardie every time we went out.
The prize is a Garmin HUD+ head-up display, worth more than £159. It pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth, and includes the Navigon sat-nav app (alone worth £75) which transmits data to your HUD+.
Navigon offers speed camera alerts, assistance choosing the right lane on motorways, an estimated time of arrival, and the navigational features you’d associate with a standalone sat nav. This information is projected on to the inside of your windscreen, but don’t block your view.
I don't know if I could have plugged such a clever gadget into my first car, a 1957 Metropolitan Convertible. It didn't look so beautiful when it arrived. The paint was grey primer and it had strange little fins stuck on the back, so I spent a year working on it before getting behind the wheel. Not such a problem as I didn't have a driving licence - even though I'd accidentally got a job as road test assistant with Autocar magazine. More about my cars here.
To enter the competition go to the Young Car Driver website. You can increase your number of entries by liking, following and sharing the Young Car Driver site.
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