With the death near enough of a separate device for Sat Nav and everyone have it on their smart device you may ask is the really a need for a review of Tom Tom, Co Pilot, Waze and other mapping apps. Well for this app I definitely think it does something different and no doubt it should be a safety feature that should come standard in all new cars. I am talking about the windshield projection feature that many developers are refining and optimizing right now. Usually you will pay a hefty price when incorporating the feature in your car as it includes a projector as well. But, the developers behind Hudway have come up with a workaround to the problem and it is easier than you could ever imagine.
Hudway was developed by Rit LLC and is one of those really interesting iOS apps that you have to see to believe. To have a heads-up projected navigation map on your windshield has been proven to be a huge increase in driver safety. This app aims to become the cheapest way to incorporate this feature in your car without having to go through complicated projector setups etc. My initial reaction was that I was truly impressed. People like the Local Road Safety divisions in my Local county of Lancashire could be advising the when to use these solutions and what to look for to improve safety.
If you skipped straight to the Application download, then I am sure you found that Hudway isn’t the most optimal way to display directions on your windshield when it is sunny outside, but it still makes sense. Hudway is best optimized when driving in somewhat darker conditions. What makes this app further appealing is that it also displays speed and distance to your destination. The projected image is refined for easy reading, therefore, does not implement a lot of unnecessary information that you really don’t need.
What can Hudway do?
Distance to the next curve
Hudway provides you with only useful information — current vehicle speed, distance to the next sharp curve, and where it is best to slow down.
All dangerous turns are displayed in red and prior marks on the road help to visually measure the distance. Distance between each marks is equal to 50 meters (or 200 feet).
Voice Assistant (Co-Driver)
Hudway brings a fundamentally new approach of voice assisting in navigation systems.
Besides main road intersections, Hudway Voice Assistant alerts you on every dangerous curve on the road ahead, creating an audio-image for the next one-two turns in your head. Hudway Assistant works like a professional co-driver on your phone.
This app is completely free and can of course be used on any iOS device. I know for a fact that Hudway can be used on iPhones and iPads. However, by the looks of it, using an iPad is far preferred as the projected image will be so much larger and thus easier to read.
Innovative apps like Hudway deserve some spotlight as they will increase traffic safety, and also incorporate a little bit of the future into your car even though it is not the most ultimate and optimized way to get a heads-up display on your windshield. We definitely recommend you download and try this app. Who knows, you might find that it is the ultimate navigation display system for you
To find find the correct version for you Smart device ( IOS, Android Etc ) we encourage you to visit their website at Hudway.
Read More in the press too:
HUDWAY – Takeaway Augmented Reality Technology for Your Car | Degtev.com No need to spend a fortune on a car with a cool HUD, your smartphone is enough. Want a day vision as well? No problem: a free app and a $50 gadget will make it for you.
Night Vision for Drivers | E-ChannelNEWS The basic technology behind HUDWAY is not about how to place the device so that it would produce a decent reflection on the windshield (Head-Up Display), but about HOW the app analyzes, visualises and displays information for the driver navigating in poor and reduced visibility conditions.
Hudway app delivers windshield HUD for driving | CNet Free iPhone app provides an augmented-reality head-up display (HUD) for driving by reflecting it off your windshield. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.
Best free apps 2014 Our top ten of the best free apps to make driving easier and cheaper Read more: Best free apps 2014 | Carbuyer http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/tips-and-advice/112858/best-free-apps-2014#ixzz2yHrieIlQ Follow us: @CarbuyerUK on Twitter | CarbuyerUK on Facebook
Turn your iPhone into a head up Display with The Hudway App | The Gadget Blog It was just this July that we heard about Garmin’s HUD. It’s a portable device that sits on the dashboard of the user’s car, working with their smartphone
Turn your windscreen into a sat nav | BT.com Free augmented reality app helps drivers follow directions in fog, snow, rain and at night via windshield projections.
iPhone app Hudway projects sat-nav directions onto your car windscreen The Hudway app is free and can be used without a consistent Internet connection
Free Head Up Display All you need to do is input the directions into the Hudway app, place it atop your dashboard and BAM..the driving and destination information will be reflected against the windshield, right in your line of sight. You no longer have to pony up extra cash on an external GPS unit or purchase that snazzy heads-up display option on your next luxury car…Hudway has you covered.