Hudway Glass Looks To Make Navigation A Little Easier With The Help Of AR

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A new device in search of funding on Kickstarter turns your smartphone into an augmented actuality heads up display on your automotive.
(Photograph : Hudway)

Navigating unknown roads typically means wanting down at your smartphone, glancing at a device caught to the windshield or viewing an instrument constructed into your automotive’s dashboard. However what in the event you by no means needed to take your eyes off the street to determine the place you wanted to go?

That is the thought behind Hudway Glass, an augmented actuality heads up display on your automotive that’s presently looking for funding on Kickstarter. Higher but, all you want is a smartphone for it to work. The Hudway Glass works with apps that help HUD mode, which means all it’s a must to do is place the smartphone within the Hudway Glass cradle with the screen facing up and let the augmented actuality tech work its magic.

Your automobiles velocity in addition to instructions to your vacation spot will then seem proper on your windshield, no wanting down at your phone required. Hudway says the device is designed to remove image measurement, image doubling, glare and and numerous different visible points which will come up when utilizing a smartphone or GPS for navigation.

“There are 600 million individuals on the planet who get behind the wheel of a automotive each single day,” Hudway writes on its Kickstarter web page. “In response to the researches, roughly 75% of them get distracted whereas driving – it might be simply consuming espresso, speaking to a toddler within the again seat, reaching for the glove compartment, altering a radio station, and so on… However the worst and most frequent distraction is our phone…

“Automakers are definitely conscious of this drawback and they’re on the lookout for options. Certainly one of them – head-up shows (HUDs) – can considerably enhance the state of affairs. With HUDs, drivers see info they want proper on the windshield, which permits them to be completely targeted on the street always. They not have to look away from the street to learn dashboard info or examine instructions on the phone. It permits drivers to focus on the street, maintain their arms on the wheel and thoughts on driving.”

(Photograph : Hudway by way of Kickstarter)

The venture is in search of $ 100,000 to make Hudway Glass a actuality, however the undertaking has already blown previous that objective. It is presently raised greater than $ 360,000 and is working in the direction of numerous stretch objectives. A pledge of $ 49 or extra snags you a Hudway Glass in addition to the HUD app for Android and iOS. The device is predicted to ship in March of 2016.

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