Design Engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals


Google+

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

October 17th, 2016

Navdy Heads-Up Display Lets You Text and Drive Safely

While we know we shouldn’t, many of us still glance at our smartphones while driving and oftentimes get easily distracted. One company plans to change how we interact with our connected devices. Navdy, the name of the company and the device, has developed a high-resolution heads-up display that sits on a car’s dashboard and projects various information in the driver’s line of view, while still allowing the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road.

Navdy projects images on a transparent screen so the driver can still see what’s behind the display clearly. Navdy is powered via the OBD-II port in a car, which cars manufactured after 1996 were required to have. The device does require iOS or Android app to be set up. Once the device connects to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, it allows the user to take calls, reply to texts and get directions using voice and gesture controls instead of his or her phone. For example, the user can answer an incoming call by swiping his or her hand to the left. However, gesture controls are context-sensitive, meaning the device won’t react to random movements, it only becomes active during gesture-controllable activities. Traditionally, when people use their smartphones for navigation, calls or texts tend to disrupt the navigation and leave people confused where to drive. Navdy is designed to eliminate this by splitting the screen when using the navigation app and is able to display a call or text without interrupting navigation. Navdy works with a variety of apps and can also display other information such as speed, RPM and tire-pressure warning.

Navdy is really the first heads-up display device of its kind as most other heads-up display devices on the market focus mostly on navigation. The retail price of Navdy is $499 and according to their website, will be available for purchase online soon.

split_screen woman_driving_side-820x420 screen-shot-2016-10-16-at-4-05-32-pm navdy-001

Source via: CNET, PEHub

 

Article Written By Mila Medonaite for Design Engine, October 17 2016


About the Author

Design-Engine





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 

New York Wants You to Redesign Their City’s Trash Bin

New York City has over 23,000 litter baskets outside. The most common design is the green wire mesh basket – due to the affordability and easy serviceability, the design has been left mostly the same since the 1930s. New ...
by Bart Brejcha
0

 
 
Maya

The Magic of Pixar and Maya

Last Friday we went on a work field trip to discover the magic behind Pixar Animation Studios through an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. Since we offer classes using Maya software, we wanted to und...
by Bart Brejcha
0

 
 
Open House

Design Engine Open House

We have settled into our new neighborhood, but we haven’t had a chance to throw a get together with food, drinks, and friends yet. So, we will be doing that on July 26! This is a great opportunity to network with tho...
by Bart Brejcha
0

 

 

Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding Workshop

Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding Course Duration: 16/40 hours Tuition: $1,200/$2,500 USD Overview: The course material is designed to provide a working knowledge of the plastics industry through intelligent discussions...
by Bart Brejcha
0

 
 
Neocon2018

Neocon 2018

NeoCon Interior Design Showcase Neocon is an annual furniture design showcase held at the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. This year, Design Engine went to cover the 50th installment of the most important event of the year...
by Bart Brejcha
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


You must be logged in to post a comment.