Smartphones can enhance driving by acting as GPS systems, but Hudway takes the concept to the next level with its app, which turns any device running iOS (and in February 2014, Android) into a heads-up display that can be viewed on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations.

All that you have to do, once you buy the app and install it on your device, is program the route (must have an internet connection), set it on your dashboard facing up and then start driving. The image on the screen reflects on the windshield, showing you the route ahead, and once you're on your way, Hudway says an internet connection isn't required.

Unfortunately, if your dashboard can't hold your device still, you'll have to invest in some sort of anchor to keep it from sliding around, like the rally driver did in the video we included. Watch that video below along with another promotional video to see Hudway in action.




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      kawanut
      • 1 Year Ago
      again folks are shooting something down without trying it. why don't you download it and give it a go before you complain about it first?
        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kawanut
        Perhaps because they don't make an Android app?
          Rick
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          Obviously he was only talking to people with supported phones. Like mine.
      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they nail every criminal using this app to the wall.
      David Aymond
      • 1 Year Ago
      This won't work during day time, as the screen will be washout out due to the reflection on the glass screen
        PICKLEBOY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @David Aymond
        It clearly states on their app description that its for when there is low visibility, like when its raining, foggy, snowing, or dark. They aren't claiming it works during the day.
      Justin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Couldn't you already do this with Google maps navigation? Just lock screen rotation, turn up the brightness, and put it on your dash.
        PICKLEBOY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin
        yes I suppose you could, but this app makes the road edges only white and the rest black so that when it reflects it only reflects the important info and doesn't make it a distraction on your windshield
        brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin
        No, it would need to be mirrored. I started a thread on XDA asking if someone could code a mirroring screen app so the left is on the right vise versa.
      Ben Dover
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not bright enough, and you need a special film for the shield. There are plenty of devices you can buy for this purpose, but the biggest problem is still usually that they lack daylight functionality and often produce a double-image because of the double pane glass.
        PICKLEBOY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Dover
        Its not supposed to be used during daylight, says so in the app description. its designed for low visibility situations i.e. fog, rain, snow, or night time driving
        Chance Bingen
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Dover
        Agreed. I have tried the VisionHUD app from the Android store and my HTC One is just not bright enough to be seen during daylight hours. A dedicated HUD projector like on the Corvette, Cadillac, the new Camaro, or even the old Nissan S13/240SX and countless others would work well though. There is a company that sells good quality teleprompter glass for cheap that might help though. And of course there is decent quality film to stick to your windshield.
        Cheese Patrol
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Dover
        Your car has a double pane windshield?
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Agilis
        • 1 Year Ago
        You should not guarantee these types of things especially when you are wrong, and pointing out the obvious, like the other 5 or more people before you have done.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Agilis
          [blocked]
      Matt Mossberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Probably will buy. Looked at the hideous. Garmin HUD that is $200 (with their app that's needed to work)mono color and not able to be wireless.
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