Date
23 August 2017
You can navigate using Google Maps while receiving a call from Mom. Photo: Navdy
You can navigate using Google Maps while receiving a call from Mom. Photo: Navdy

A Google Glass for your car

Even before you could buy yourself a Google Glass, the much-hyped head-mounted computer cum video recording device, a new smart gadget will soon be out in the market that takes the technology a step further: It turns the windshield of your car into a Google Glass. 

A San Francisco-based startup has developed the Navdy HUD (Head-Up Display) which allows you to access information on your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road, according to the Washington Post.

It’s a combination of a speaker phone, a projector, a camera and a smartphone. You can interact with it through basic hand gestures or voice.

The console sits between the steering wheel and the windshield. It projects a transparent screen that seems to float in front of you.

Once you connect the system to your smartphone, you can read incoming text messages on the windshield or answer calls without using your hands.

And by going to Google Maps, you can navigate by simply looking at the projection on the windshield.

You can do the navigation and read an incoming message at the same time since both are displayed on a split screen. Or if you like, messages can be read to you while you are driving.

By connecting the HUD to your car’s system, you can have the speed, battery and fuel alerts displayed on the screen.

Navdy will be launched sometime next year, and the retail price will be around US$500 in the US.

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The Navdy HUD system allows you to access information on your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road. Photo: Navdy


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