Hudly: Full Color Heads-Up Display for All Cars & Phone Apps
Project your phone onto a transparent screen on your windshield. Easily access the info you need from your favorite mobile apps.
What is a Heads-up Display?
Heads-up displays (HUD) were originally developed for military aviation, displaying information on transparent screens so pilots could keep their heads up while flying.
We're now excited to bring this technology to your car with Hudly. Hudly projects your phone's content directly in your line of sight while driving, allowing you to use all of your favorite mobile apps. Now you can stay connected without taking your eyes off the road. Hudly is comprised of a projector, transparent glass combiner, and wire that plugs into your car's OBD2 port. The projector, mounted near your sun visor, projects your mobile apps onto the glass combiner positioned on your windshield. This results in a full-color image that floats on the road ahead.
Projecting information directly in your line of sight increases situational awareness and keeps your eyes on the road. Other features that set Hudly apart:
- Works with all your iOS and Android apps you already know and love like Waze and Google Maps
- Compatible with all cars that have an OBD2 port or cigarette lighter adapter
- HDMI + USB input means you can use Chromecast or Miracast for wireless video to Hudly
- Looks great in any light condition with the built-in light sensitivity sensor and special optical glass
- Uses your phone's native voice control features so you can safely interact with mobile apps while driving
- Always ready to go since it connects directly to the car's power source, no batteries to charge
- Charges your phone while connected to Hudly
- Easy setup in 3 quick steps
- Ready for immediate production after the campaign ends
How It Works
Hudly grabs vehicle information from your car’s diagnostic (OBD2) port. Your speed, remaining fuel, fuel efficiency (MPG), outside temperature, etc are displayed as large, clear visuals.
Use All of Your Favorite Mobile Apps on Hudly
Here we have Waze running on night mode, which clearly highlights the information you need. Route instructions are displayed within your field of view, reducing distractions. We love how Waze looks on Hudly.
Applications like Sygic have a HUD mode and work great with Hudly. The simple and elegant design displays your route, speed, speed limit, and direction arrows. The arrows look like they're glowing on the road, guiding you to your destination.
Car buffs will love the use of Torque's gauges on Hudly. Instead of large physical gauges, you'll have a seamless heads-up display of all your car performance stats like HP & Torque, 0-60mph timing, and more.
Google Maps is a powerful navigational tool that works well on Hudly. Your texts or notifications will also show up as they do natively on your phone.
We have partnered with DigiHUD, Ulysse Speedometer, Speedview and other applications to help improve the heads-up experience. You'll never need to look away from the road for your speed and even have visual notification of speed limits! These apps already look amazing on Hudly and we will continue to develop great heads-up tools with them.
In-Car Video Demo
Hudly is Visible Even in Bright Light
Hudly works great under bright sunlight. A light sensitivity sensor automatically adjusts the projection brightness. The special optical glass helps improve reflection and reduce glare.
Hudly Works With All Cars & Phone Apps
Hudly works in any car with an OBD2 port or cigarette lighter adapter. It connects to the port to retrieve vehicle information like speed, RPMs, fuel, etc. All cars manufactured after 1996 have an OBD2 port. If your car does not have a compatible port, you can use a cigarette lighter adapter to connect.
Hudly uses an HDMI input to connect to the iPhone 4 and newer or Android devices with MHL compatibility. MHL compatibility can be checked here. iPhone users will need a lightning digital AV adapter. Hudly is an open platform so it will project any app on your phone.
Your phone will also be charged while connected to Hudly. Just as you would normally charge your phone in the car, connected to Hudly you will now also be able to project your phone.
Set Up Hudly in 3 Easy Steps
#1) Plug Hudly into your car’s diagnostic OBD2 port or cigarette lighter adapter. This powers Hudly and connects the device into your car.
#2) Use the included paper guide to align the projector and plug in the USB and HDMI cables.
#3) Use the included paper guide to align the glass optical combiner. This places Hudly in the optimal projection range and in your line of sight for proper heads-up use. For phone mirroring, connect to an MHL capable Android phone or AV out adapter for iPhone.
Product Specs Review
- Works with iPhone 4 and later models, Android devices with MHL compatibility.
- Includes OBD2 wire or cigarette lighter adapter
- Micro USB port
- Mini HDMI port
- Built-in speaker
- Light sensitivity sensor
- HDMI + USB input means Miracast + Chromecast Capable
Upon completion of our campaign on September 18, we will begin our manufacturing of Hudly. This should take about 1-2 months and shipping will take about 1 month. This puts us around a December delivery time frame. If we are all good, Santa will be able to deliver our presents before Christmas!
Risks and challenges
Hudly has completed final designs and partnered with a manufacturer to produce our product. Production risks are minimal and we have already received final prototypes.
As with any large-scale production, there are some risks associated. We aim to be completely transparent and update backers as soon as we have any new information. Delays are annoying, but being kept in the dark is worse!
We are committed to delivering our product on time and will work with backers to keep them satisfied!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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