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Navdy – Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

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Navdy - Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

Navdy consists of a transparent 5.1-inch panel and pico projector assembly that you can mount on any part of the dash.  The idea is for the display, which they claim to be 40 times brighter than an iPhone screen, to look like it’s floating right in front of you, so you can fix your eyes on traffic while staying informed.  When paired with a smartphone, the accompanying app will show alerts and notifications from sources you’ve previously selected using a minimal UI that dispenses of the busy clutter of a standard app interface.

Navdy - Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

Navigation remains the primary purpose of the HUD, so it’s a permanent fixture on the display, with notifications appearing in conjunction with the navigation elements, rather than replacing it entirely.  It can also connect to the car’s computer, letting you monitor performance and diagnostics right from the projected display.

Navdy - Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

To respond to notifications, you can either use gestures (it supports left and right swipes) or voice commands.  The latter mirrors some of the features available in Google Voice and Siri, so you can compose messages, call contacts, and control music playback by simply speaking while you continue to operate the vehicle.

A private crowdfunding campaign is currently running for Navdy.  Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $299.


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