Navdy extends the apps you already have on your phone. No service plans required.
Nothing could be more natural swipe left to answer a call, or right to dismiss an untimely notification. No more looking down to fumble with knobs, buttons or touch screens.
Ask Navdy to "compose new tweet", "write new text" or "call mom" using the voice commands you're already familiar with - Google Now or Siri.
Frequently Asked Questions
Navdy is a head-up-display device for your car that lets you view and respond to critical information without taking your eyes off the road. Its core features include:
Navdy’s HUD was designed by our team of industry-leading optical engineers to create the most natural driving experience possible. It works by projecting an image onto a transparent plastic lens that magnifies the image and makes it appear to float outside the car’s windshield. The image is focused into the distance so that the driver never has to look away from the road. When combined with touchless gesture controls, it all comes together to create a truly magical experience.
Navdy works with the voice recognition systems you are already familiar with on your phone, like Siri and Google Now.
Notifications appear on the side of the display. If you choose to respond to the notification, you’ll enter a split-screen mode. This allows you to get real-time notifications without losing sight of critical navigation information. You can also disable any notifications from appearing while you’re driving, and instead choose to only see them when the car is stationary.
Navdy supports Google Maps turn by turn directions, any notification appearing on your phone (such as Text Messages, Calendar alerts, WhatsApp, etc), Phone calls, Google Now, Siri, and popular music player apps including Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and Google Play. It can also display information from your car such as RPM, Miles to Empty, and more. Our in-house developers will create more apps after the units ship.
You can install Navdy in a few simple steps. First, you’ll need to download the Navdy app to your Android or IOS device, as it will guide you through the process. Next, connect your Navdy to your car's OBD II port or the 12V power outlet. Then un-peal the “friction mount” protective backing and stick the Navdy to the dashboard centered in front of you. After that you can pair your phone to the Navdy and walk through the final usage instructions that will appear on the HUD.
Navdy is powered by your car’s on-board diagnostics (OBD II) port, but that’s also how it communicates with your car! The OBD II port can output information like your car’s speed, RPM, mileage, fuel, check engine status, etc. Navdy is developing multiple “dashboards” that display your car’s internal statistics in real time. You can choose different dashboards that prioritize speed, fuel economy, or maintenance, so that the information that is the most important to you is available at all times. Most vehicles manufactured before 1996 won't have an OBD II port, but you can still power Navdy through the 12V power outlet - you just won't have access to the OBD data.
Navdy connects to your Andriod or iOS phone via bluetooth. The inital pairing is straight forward. Navdy will then subsequently auto connect.
As new features and apps are developed, your Navdy device’s firmware will need to be updated. You will be notified about updates through your smartphone's Navdy app.
Our pre-order campaign is to gauge interest from early adopters and sell them the first batch of Navdy devices at our lowest possible price (a $200 savings). Early adopters will receive email updates about our progress and occasional surveys about features and options that they want to see in the final product. We also have a referral program that could allow you to get Navdy for free.Your credit card will be charged immediately. Once the units have been produced, they will be shipped to our early adopters. We currently plan to ship in 2015.
We ship worldwide for an additional $10 fee. We currently are taking orders worldwide, but there may be a delay for Navdy to ship to certain countries. Please consult your national customs office for specific duties and tax rates. Navdy is not responsible for any import taxes, duties, or brokerages fees which may be incurred on your international order shipment
The image is focused into the distance so the road stays in focus while the driver views the information presented by Navdy. The same technology is used in all commercial airplanes so the pilot can keep their eyes on the runway while landing the airplane.
We think you will love Navdy. But you can cancel the order and get a full refund at anytime before shipment. The product is likely to change before its release as we consider input from early adopters and continue to develop the technology. The product may be different from your expectations when it arrives. You will have a 30 day evaluation period where you may return the product if you find it's final form unsatisfactory. If you choose to return the product, you will be responsible for shipping fees.
Please remember that our products’s tech specs are subject to change as we continue to develop the product.
While you're driving, you can control Navdy entirely with touch less gesture controls and voice commands. You can configure all of Navdy's settings through the iOS and Android app on your phone.
Any music app that supports bluetooth can be controlled by Navdy (including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes and Google Music). Music apps can be controlled with gestures that will play, pause, and skip forward/back tracks. Your phone will need to connect to your car's sound system on its own.
We are currently developing all Navdy apps in-house. We plan to open up development to partners in the future, but we’re focusing on ensuring stability and compatibility with the core feature set first. If you are interested in developing for Navdy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navdy receives power from your car’s on-board diagnostics (OBD II) port. OBD II ports have been built into every car sold in America since 1996. Even if you’ve never seen yours, it’s definitely there! Usually it’s below the steering wheel just to the left. We will offer an optional accessory for cars without OBD II ports that will allow you to power your Navdy through your 12V power outlet.
Navdy will offer a variety of "friction mounts" to fit closely to any kind of car dashboard. The friction mounts are non-adhesive and can be removed without damaging your car's dashboard. Closer to launch we will send out an email to collect your shipping address and to determine what type of mount will be best for your car.
Navdy is being devloped for iOS and Android. This means that Navdy works with most Android phones and all iPhones. We are not currently offering tablet support.
No! Navdy works without subscription fees. Navdy connects to the internet through your smart phone and does not need it's own Internet connection.
When you buy Navdy, you’ll get your own referral link. Any time someone buys a Navdy through that link, you’ll get $30 back when we launch. You can earn $30 back up to 10 times. This means that if you refer 10 friends and they buy then your Navdy is free! Some rules and restrictions apply.
Yes! Navdy will work anywhere that a smartphone would work, all you need is a data plan and a signal. Currently Navdy is only offered in English and will not be localized for international orders. We are currently taking orders worldwide, but Navdy will ship to the US first, and then internationally later. Navdy may not work in all countries.
Between 2010 and 2013 alone there were over 4 million new cars sold with a Head-Up Display.
Please check your local regulations and configure Navdy appropriately, it is your responsibility to use Navdy in a way that complies with applicable laws. Local regulations vary on the legality of hands-free texting performed without touching your phone and/or texting in a way that does not divert visual attention from the road. By default Navdy is configured so that text messages appear while the vehicle is stationary and are read aloud while the car is moving. You can also disable text messages completely.
Navdy’s consumer products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date it is shipped. Within this period, Navdy will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not apply to: (i) cosmetic damage, such as scratches, nicks and dents; (ii) consumable parts, such as batteries, unless product damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (iii) damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, water, flood, fire, or other acts of nature or external causes; (iv) damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not an authorized service provider of Navdy; (v) damage to a product that has been modified or altered without the written permission of Navdy; or (vi) damage to a product that has been connected to power and/or data cables that are not supplied by Navdy. In addition, Navdy reserves the right to refuse warranty claims against products or services that are obtained and/or used in contravention of the laws of any country.