'Hudly' is an Aftermarket Device That Adds Tech to Any Vehicle

By: Joey Haar - Aug 22, 2016
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
Dashboard-mounted screens are standard on most new car models, but Hudly is a device that brings potentially better tech to any vehicle, new or old. The aftermarket heads-up display, or HUD (whence the product name comes,) comprises a thin sheet of transparent glass and a minuscule projector that can connect to a smartphone.

The Hudly screen mounts on the windshield with a suction cup, like many GPS devices. But, since Hudly's screen is completely transparent, it doesn't impede drivers' visibility. In terms of hard tech, the Hudly projector is the meat of the system. The projector clips underneath the driver's side sun visor and beams images onto the screen. As well as taking information from the car's OBD II port, Hudly can display apps from a smartphone, including mapping apps or anything else.