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Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 7 Aug 2014

pocketgpsworld.com
US company Navdy have unveiled their forthcoming in-car heads-up display and wow seems to be the universal reaction.

Navdy brings the kind of heads-up displays found in high-end cars to everyone. Using a compact full colour projector and a transparent screen, Navdy integrates with Android and iOS smartphone apps and projects navigation instructions, music and social media apps onto the display allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. The OBDII connection allows it to access speed, RPM and a myriad of other vehicle data as well.

Navdy uses voice recognition and gestures to interact with it and the long line of hardware features include an Android operating system, iR camera for gesture control, accelerometer, OBDII connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated speaker and audio out and a specially designed mount to allow it to be positioned optimally.

It's a lot of kit for the money, compared with Garmin's very much more basic HUD, which is only 50 less, Navdy's solution promises a lot more functionality.

So where's the catch? Well it's only available for pre-order currently at a discounted 200 with shipping expected in early 2015.

Source: Navdy.com



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Posted by joneskdale on Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:45 am Reply with quote

Looks very impressive - Took the plunge and placed a pre-order although not expected to see the item until 2015 - There is also an additional $30 per person referral discount so if you are looking for more than than 1 you get some discount. If any one wants to use my referral link http://www.navdy.com/j0ZcoHMI then in return I'll promise to write up my experiences


 
Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:22 am Reply with quote

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... and the long line of hardware features include an Android operating system ...
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Interesting! I take it that the image on the windscreen, above, is the "artists impression" of what the driver sees, as the image is actually projected onto the screen attached to the unit?


Jock

TomTom Go 940 LIVE (9.510, Europe v915.5074 on SD & 8.371, WCE v875.3613 on board)

 
Posted by joneskdale on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:38 am Reply with quote

@Jock I have a HUD in my BMW 5 Series and even though the projection is on to the Windscreen (The windscreen has a special coating for this) it doesn't appear to be on the Windscreen it appears to be at the end of the bonnet (Front of car) which is from the audio and description of the site similar in this case, except instead of using the windscreen they are using a transparent screen. Fitting a custom windscreen would definitely dent their sales potentials!! I'll let you know when it arrives. Jon


 
Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:41 am Reply with quote

joneskdale Wrote:
Fitting a custom windscreen would definitely dent their sales potentials!!
I'll bet! Laughing
joneskdale Wrote:
I'll let you know when it arrives. Jon

You'll be in an excellent position to do a valuable real world comparison!


Jock

TomTom Go 940 LIVE (9.510, Europe v915.5074 on SD & 8.371, WCE v875.3613 on board)

 
Posted by Curious on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:41 am Reply with quote

This looks very interesting, wonder when they would take payment ? now or on dispatch?

Sorry, just had another look at there site, to place an order, and at the top a statement saying "We will charge your credit card immediately upon pre-order". Not sure I would be keen on that. Anyone know how big of a company this is ?


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