Re: "a pilot is also taught when it's safe to ignore the view outside"
"And I have to wonder, why do you "dearly like the idea of night driving with IR-enhanced HUD display showing me the road as if it were broad daylight" ?
So that you can drive along that road in dead of night AS IF it were broad daylight ? Good luck if your HUD glitches, or you happen to encounter a part of the map which isn't quite as accurate or up to date as you might like, while you are merrily tanking along reliant on it to keep you on the grey ribbon."
I suspect he means an overlay on the windscreen from a "night vision" type camera rather than a dynamically mapped virtual reality display.