Don't Look Down
With the amount of accidents being caused by people’s distraction with social media and digital communication, this one has the potential to save lives. Carloudy is an ink display that basically puts your navigation system onto your windscreen as opposed to having it as part of your dash.
It all works from light outside the car hitting the display and bouncing onto the windscreen allowing you to see a map, speed, and relevant information. If it's dark or you’re in a tunnel, sensors pick it up automatically and activate the back lighting so you can still see the display. It’s controlled through voice commands so you can ask it for help to navigate to a location, find a park, search nearby restaurants or the nearest place for petrol or a car wash. You connect with your smartphone via the companion app and Bluetooth and it takes over the car's media controls in an instant.
It dosen’t look that great yet however the concept is encouraging, the functionality is great and once it becomes mainstream, I’m sure that the optics are going to quickly progress. It's important to note that features such as text alerts and email and social media notifications were left out of the design.
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