I See Right Through You, Navdy

It isn’t a flying car. It isn’t even a self-driving car. But still, the makers of Navdy claim that it feels like driving in the future. It’s Navdy, the aftermarket head-up display (HUD) device that is designed to let you use your phone while you drive without taking your eyes off the road.

I could explain how it works, but it’s easiest if you just see for yourself:

Similar to other upcoming technologies like Apple Carplay and Google’s Android Auto, Navdy connects with your iPhone or Android smartphone to give you handsfree access to phone, text messages, music, and maps. But while both Carplay and Android Auto use your car’s built-in display, Navdy’s see-through display is right in front of you so you don’t have to look away from the road. According to Navdy, the information also appears as if it’s floating six feet ahead of you, so your focus doesn’t have to completely shift. On the other hand, I’ve never felt like glancing down at my speedometer throws my vision outta whack, but maybe I just don’t know what I’m missing. The other nice thing that Navdy has going for it is that it’s a standalone device that anyone can buy: Apply Carplay and Android Auto will only work with cars designed to be compatible.

You can get more info at navdy.com and even preorder your very own Navdy for just $299 (40% off), with it shipping early 2015.

What do you think of Navdy? Interested? What do you like better between Navdy and Apple Carplay/Android Auto? Are you perfectly content with your existing setup?