Navdy is a small screen which is connected to your car and phone, stands on the dashboard and can be controlled with gestures.
While Google and Apple holds the car on their way with CarPlay and Android Auto, then both their solutions use a centralized monitor-often placed in the middle of the instrument panel. Navdy is a similar solution which points out that it will not always be safe to take your eyes off the roadway to keep an eye on the screen.
Navdy HUD (Heads Up Display) laid on top of the dash, between you and the windshield, the designs a little image that hovers directly in the field of vision so you thus do not need to remove your gaze from the roadway to view the navigation instructions or incoming calls from your smartphone (Android or iOS).
Navdy can be controlled with gestures so that calls can be answered or rejected, for example, simply by giving the unit a little thumb upwards to take the call, or a swipe in order to reject. It may also respond to voice inputs so text messages can be dictated, of course, it is probably only in English this will work.
The device connects to your car’s ODB II port from which it is powered and information about the car’s speed, RPM and more. For mobile use, of course, Bluetooth and it works together with a number of popular applications such as Google Maps, Spotify, Pandora, and more.
Navdy sells right now these units to 299 dollars (~ 1,700,-dollars) apiece for a limited period of time, after which it rises to 499 dollars (2,800.0-NOK). Navdy hopes to achieve $ 60,000 in pre-orders to launch production, it is an attempt to crowdfunde the product without going through the normal channels like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
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