The that more than 8 people are killed each day in the United States due to distracted driving. But what can we actually do about it? Despite increased police enforcement and a flock of scary commercials, we've grown to be inseparable from our smartphones, on the road or not.
Why HUDWAY? Why Now?
The makers of Kickstarter's set out to tackle this growing epidemic by inventing a gadget that is both universally usable and affordable. Now, head-up display (HUD) technology is nothing new. If you've ever played a video game or watched a film featuring fighter jets, you've seen this technology in action. Driving with HUD allows you to focus on the road ahead, prepare for any sudden maneuvers, and follow GPS directions, all without taking your eyes off the road.
Even as technological advancements like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have emerged, they haven't solved the problem of distracted driving at its core. These solutions still cause you to avert your vision to a centralized screen and perhaps occasionally to the phone itself. The makers of HUDWAY wanted a safer solution. Something that everyone can use. And they didn't want to wait for car manufacturers to get around to surfacing the technology in non-luxury vehicles.
How Does It Work, Anyway?
In the spirit of being the people's HUD, HUDWAY is simple to assemble and put to work. Each package includes two mounts, one to fit a curved dashboard and one for a flat dashboard, and a simple glass display piece. Activate one of the suggested GPS apps, plug in your destination, and put the app in HUDWAY mode to get going. You'll then place your phone gently on the mount to view your speed, directions, and any pertinent information in your direct eye view.
With over $600,000 pledged and over a million users, HUDWAY has quickly gone from Kickstarter concept to road essential. Priced at just $49.95, HUDWAY is by far the most affordable way to increase your safety on the road. The alternatives? Spend hundreds on a complex after-market solution or purchase a luxury vehicle. If today is not the day you buy a new Lexus, pick up a . It's available for a limited time,