Hudway Glass Review : Taking long trips on unknown routes is exciting. but it gets so tiring when you have to keep checking the route on your mobile or navigation panel for like 1000 times. based on a study, checking your route or a text message makes you drive blind for 300 ft on every mile. some expensive car makers like tesla have already tried to remove this problem by making some display on the odometers itself. but that also doesn’t cut the blind time. not to mention the price of the cars.
HUDWAY is one of the most impressive companies at CES 2017. It is such a simple idea with a neat execution. Their goal was to provide comprehensive Heads-up display (HUD) solutions for drivers all over the world.They already launched its flagship navigation app – Hudway– in 2013.
the HUDWAY Glass using the HUD creates the navigation on the glass in front of your eyes while you are driving. increasing driver safety in almost all conditions (rain, fog, heavy snow or darkness). Although there are many apps for this idea in the market already, but HUDWAY takes a huge step further by designing the Best-in-Class Glass which makes it really easy to concentrate on the road.
The glass is designed in a very specific way for drivers. the industry grade material used in the glass makes it really clear in low light environment.it almost acts as the windshield and since you’re free to position it anywhere on your dashboard. it comes equipped with a transparent lens, which reflects and also enhances the screen on your phone.
It claims to produce 20% larger image of your phone screen.its amazing transparency allows clearing the road view for drivers. the main advantage we saw with the glass was it eliminates the “Double image” effect we see in any heads-up display apps. even in the day time, the glass display was crisp and clear compared to the windshield glass result. the silicon pad on the glass panel holds the phone very nicely in all conditions. and it comes with a 3M adhesive which is completely removable.
The hudway package comes with free apps, offers cool heads-up displays for your glass and it has many modes. the hudway apps are also a great joy to use when you are going on a long trip.
We have tested hudway glass for more than a week now. and it has generated more than expected result.Although, it might take an effort to get used to it and adjusting the view angle.we also found it is not so great it the bright day light compared to the night-time. but it is really an awesome experience to see your car geared up with some cool tech for sure in just 49$ which is nothing compared to other competition.
Hudway made a huge success on Kickstarter already with backing from 9000+ people raising $622,785. we are sure to expect many great updates and projects from this innovative company in near future.
If you want to back this project on kick starter or pre-order your HUDWAY glass from below.
Sample,Pictures & Video courtesy : Hudway LLC
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