According to the latest World Health Organization figures, there are about 350,000 people who die EVERY DAY from injuries sustained while driving in low visibility weather conditions. Whether it be rain, fog, heavy snow or just simply the darkness of night, any conditions that impair your normal viewing ability can be downright dangerous. However, where the trouble really lies is when you are in an unusual location and you have to refer to a map to see where you are going. It's hard enough in good conditions but, when you throw in poor visibility, it could well prove deadly. Hudway is a free GPS smartphone application that you can keep on your dashboard and puts your map on your car's windshield - letting you concentrate on the road and keeping your hands on the wheel and your mind on driving rather than having to keep reaching for your mobile when you aren't sure where the next town is.
HUDWAY easily turns your iOS device (with Android coming soon) into an easy-to-read, heads-up display that will show up on your windshield in low-visibility situations, including snow, rain and even darkness. Users can enjoy this incredibly simple but effective travel application on their device by installing and programming their desired road route. When the mobile is set down - face up - on the car dashboard the device displays all the GPS information on the windshield for easy viewing though you might need a bit of Velcro or a silicone mat to stop it from sliding off. Hudway allows you to focus on the road and keep your hands on the wheel instead of having to look down at your phone or navigation device every few minutes. They are displayed right in front of you on your windshield for easy viewing. The app also provides users with useful info like their current speed and the distance until they get to the next sharp curve. It even let's you know where it’s better to slow down. All the dangerous turns are display prominently in red and prior marks on the road will help to visually measure the distance to the turn.
I like the way they call this car application 'augmented reality on the windshield' because that's really all it is. Hudway is an incredibly simple concept that can increase a driver's safety in low visibility conditions by putting your important information unobtrusively on the windshield rather than your having to scratch around the car trying to find the mobile to check directions. Youll need an internet connection to set up your journey but, after that, you can use it offline. Now drivers don't have to interpret audio commands or complicated maps and symbols or get distracted by their mobile while in motion. Hudway requires no additional equipment nor any special film on your windshield - it just works. Check out the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V9CIP76FHM