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Exploride offers feature-rich heads up display for any car

Exploride offers feature-rich ...
Exploride heads up display
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The Exploride provides a combination of metrics like speed and fuel consumption via an OBDII adaptor
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The Exploride provides a combination of metrics like speed and fuel consumption via an OBDII adaptor
Exploride​ is a 6-inch heads up display with a comprehensive set of features
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Exploride​ is a 6-inch heads up display with a comprehensive set of features
Exploride comes with in-built microphones and a dash-cam
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Exploride comes with in-built microphones and a dash-cam
Exploride heads up display
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While heads up displays are becoming more common in new vehicles, that still leaves most of us staring down at the dashboard for our driving information. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, the list of add-on HUD options designed to fit any car is growing rapidly. Joining that list is Exploride – a 6-inch heads up display with a comprehensive set of features that can be accessed through simple voice and hand gestures.

The Exploride provides a combination of metrics like speed and fuel consumption (provided via an OBDII adaptor), plus access to music, calls, text, social media and navigation via Google Maps. It works with both Android and Apple iOS smart phones and under the hood there's a quad core processor with an available 2GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. Maps can be dowloaded into the internal memory for use offline and the device also comes with 1 GB of dedicated cloud space.

Built-in apps include Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Facebook and Twitter, with the possibility of adding more apps as they are approved and supported by Exploride. You can also stream your playlists from your personal music collection.

The system includes in-built microphones with noise cancellation and a dashcam that allows you to record your trips or provide visual evidence in case of insurance claims.

Power is provided through a multi-adaptor that plugs into your car’s charger socket and a semi-adhesive suction cup holds it on your dashboard.

Exploride's creators recently raised over US$500,000 via IndieGoGo, where the pre-order price of $299 is still available. The company says it will start shipping review and early bird units of the Exploride in January 2016 before it hits retail markets at a price of $499.

The promo video below runs through the features of the device.

Source: Exploride

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4 comments
Growling_M.A.D+Dirty
Can I get the helmet version, where I keep my automatic aiming system for pedestrians? I switch between my weapons systems bonnet, left door and right door. In my SUV I also have the rear weapon. Replace Twitter with a live feed on the CIV war-simulator forum. Jokes aside. Twitter while driving? It might as well be a weapons system. Eyes on the road, ladies and gentlemen and only those two categories.
pwndecaf
Gee-whiz, a GPS unit you can see through.
Martin Hone
I can see the benefits, if you will excuse the pun, of a HUD in an aircraft, even in a car, but the more info and accessability you add, the less time drivers will be looking out the window. We shouldn't text while driving, so what's different about this...?
Peter Andrews
There are existing studies that show that a HUD with more than 4 items of information are as distracting as using a handheld mobile phone. One of the studies found (and unfortunately I cannot find it with Google now) that the ideal information was speed and GPS directions. It also found that simple directional arrows were superior to a comprehensive map display. Other tests found that with warning lights for engine or system problems, it needed the HUD to remove all other data from the display. There was positive results for the HUD if the driver had a vision problem that was corrected by a single focus pair of glasses as these glasses were long distance that stopped these drivers from seeing standard instruments. The research found that a HUD was distanced focused and allowed those drivers to see information. With that in mind, and as I have no way of seeing the instruments, a HUD would help me.