Less Panel, More Info
Duncan Ringill

The devs are having at the HUD, creating what they call Info Panels to display useful information more efficiently, efficiency being defined according to screen real estate.  Along the way, they’ve made autopiloting more intelligent and given us a gorgeous map (above) to give us a sense of where we’re going and how far:

Another neat new feature, which is toggled through the new autopilot settings menu by selecting “Show route path in space”, will reveal one of our best kept secrets; the stars in the space scene nebula actually represent the solar systems of New Eden. By plotting the route in space you’ll feel more like you’re actually travelling through space while burning up your route, rather than just appearing at arbitrary locations. In the near future we’re hoping to add some neat stuff to this feature such as making the stars interactive.