Ever run into an issue where you need directions from your phone but can’t see it and you can’t hear the directions from the running navigation program? MapsUp is a solution for that. MapsUp is a drop in HUD for cars that requires no variation from traditional navigation workflow once setup. All the user has to do is plug in the hardware into their car’s power adapter and install the app on their phone. The app will relay the directions and distance to next action from the google maps app without any additional action from the user whenever the hardware is on and nearby.
The hardware is designed to sit on the dashboard of the user and reflect its display off the windshield of the vehicle providing a transparent heads up display. The system also automatically adjusts its brightness based on the ambient brightness around it.
This project was developed at MHacks 8, check out the devpost listing for it.
- Date December 2, 2016
- Tags Completed, Embedded, LEDs, Mobile, Wireless