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Carloudy Head-Up Display Keeps Eyes Ahead



CarloudyHead-up displays (HUD) used to be the preserve of fighter jets and James Bond, but Cognitive AI Technologies wants to bring the technology to an affordable level for everyone through an aftermarket, dash-mounted head-up display. Jamie and Daniel take a look at Carloudy with Javy Kong.

Apparently one-in-four car accidents involves the inappropriate use of cell phones while driving and though some uses are clearly plain stupid, like reading email, there are some genuinely useful apps, such as navigation. To remove the need to look away from the road ahead, Carloudy projects relevant information up onto the windscreen, including directions, speed and fuel consumption. A small unit roughly the size of a paperback book, the Carloudy sits on top of the dash and works in conjunction with a smartphone. Connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth to the phone, Carloudy accepts voice commands to show what the driver wants . With a battery life of around two weeks, there’s no need for extra wiring.

The Carloudy is available for pre-order via Kickstarter and if you get in quick, there are units available from US$179. Usual caveats apply regarding projects on Kickstarter.

Jamie Davis is the host of Health Tech Weekly at HTWeekly.com. He is a nurse, paramedic and health journalist. Daniel J Lewis dares you to get started in podcasting with The Audacity to Podcast.

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Hudway Glass at CES 2016



maxresdefaultIt can be tempting to glance at your cell phone or check the time while driving, but we all know it’s critical to keep your eyes on the road. Hudway aims to solve this problem with the Hudway Glass.

The Hudway Glass is a new driving accessory that turns your smartphone into an unobstructive display that lets you view real-time direchudway_logo_45124tions, road curvature, speed, and other important information without taking your eyes off the road. The Hudway Glass attaches to the dashboard of your car using one of two mounting options– a compact 5mm mount for everyday usage or a 30-degree tilting mount.

The multi-layered glass display is specially designed to prevent glare, image doubling, or poor image size or quality, so you’ll be able to clearly view the information without any dangerous distractions.

The Hudway Glass costs $49 and is available for preorder now here. Be sure to visit the Hudway folks at CES in Hall G, booth 80752 at the Eureka Park Marketplace.


iOnRoad Turns Your Old Car into a High-Tech Safety Machine



The slogan “Turn your smartphone into a personal driving assisstant” should give you a quick overview of exactly what iOnRoad is all about.  The smartphone app works in conjunction with the camera in your phone to watch what is going on in front of you and warn you of things like if you are getting too close to another vehicle or of lane drift.

The app is built to work in all light conditions, including at night, and gives audio alerts when it detects any dangers.  iOnRoad claims the app uses 30 percent less battery power than your mapping app.  The iOnRoad app is currently free, but will be $9.99 soon.  You can find it in the Android Market, but it will be coming to iPhone later as well.  There are a lot more cool little features to this, but you will have to watch the video below to learn about them.  You can find out more at iOnRoad.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Cellcontrol: Safe Driving



One of the biggest problems today is the use of cellphones by people driving. Todd Cochrane spoke to Chuck Cox CEO of Cellcontrol about their solution to this problem at CES 2011. It is a three part solution. The first part of the solution is to integrate the program directly into the vehicle. When the vehicle moves the program is activated. It then sends a message through bluetooth to the cellphones in the car.

The program is supported by a most major cellphones and other devices. The program and policies are easy to setup and manage. The policies are also very customizable depending on what is the safety policy of the company or individual is. Cellcontrol is targeting companies with large fleets first, before moving into the direct consumer market. Businesses not only have to worry about accidents causing higher insurance and law suits, but also about the company reputation.

According to Mr. Cox twenty eight percent of all accidents involve someone using a cellphone, Driving and texting is 4x more likely to cause a accident then driving while drunk. People are going to use cellphones in their car, the question is how do we make it safer.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Anti Sleep Pilot for Tired Drivers



According to a report in the British Medical Journal, a tired driver is eight times more likely to drive badly than one who is well rested. The Anti Sleep Pilot is small gadget that can help drivers stay alert and avoid drifting off to sleep.  The ASP monitors your driving using accelerometers and reactions to small tests, and based on your performance recommends when you should pull over for a rest.

This could be a genuine lifesaver. Available from around $220 in the summer.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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