HeadsUP! - a transparent smart-phone integrated windshield display

HeadsUP! is a transparent windshield display that integrates with your smart phone to help you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
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Arnab Raychaudhuri
Technology
DC
United States
5 Team Members


Ever heard of Tony Stark looking down and driving? Me neither. That’s why we built HeadsUP!, a transparent windshield display that integrates with your smartphone. 



What is 

Displays your Smartphone navigation, calls, and enhanced communication on your windshield without obstructing your view. 

Plug in your favorite smartphone into HeadsUP! and see your notifications.

A Transparent display with your messages. Only appears when you need it.

Control HeadsUP! with your voice and gestures. 

     


How does work?


Connect HeadsUP! to your smartphone via Bluetooth or USB.



HeadsUP! is invisible until you receive an incoming call or message. 



Hands-Free +. Use gestures and your voice to make a call, communicate, or get directions. 


Will work with my phone?


It works with over a Billion Smartphones! Thats 94% of Smartphones.

HeadsUP! is compatible with iOS and Android. Windows and BlackBerry may be supported based on demand.



Design.



The Specs.


HeadsUP! also includes and array of sensors to pick up your Gesture Commands. The sensors are seamlessly built into the top of the transparent display. 
 



The Story.

We at NeXt have been drivers, passengers, back seat drivers. We've done it all.  We often see people driving while texting, eating a sandwich, putting on makeup and driving - sometimes all at the same time! 

We love the thrill of driving on a curvy road on a sunny day, but we also hate reaching for our phones with guilt while driving or risk getting lost in a new city. At NeXt, we believe that technology needs to adapt with our evolving needs. 

So we built HeadsUP! to help people stay safely connected while driving, without ever having to look down at their phones.  HeadsUP! evolves the ability of your car, and adds your important social interactions and the best mapping software, all on the corner of your windshield! 


The Team.

At NeXt we appreciate diversity - in thought and approach. That's why the Team is a perfect storm of different schools of thought and belief. The one common thread binding us together is our obsessive love of technology.

The founder, Arnab, has always been a DIYer taking machines apart at odd hours, just for fun.  Referred to as 'geeksquad - a one man army of geeks' within the team, he was schooled in Mechanical Engineering, and worked at the Pentagon as a Presidential Appointee. He recently departed to start working on HeadsUP! He hasn't looked back since. 

Eddie, a finance guy schooled in law as well, has worked at some of the top financial and law firms. He keeps us grounded with "real-world numbers" and keeps us working hard at the same time to ensure we are within our financial projections. Being a lawyer, he is constantly researching laws to make sure that our product adheres to regulatory requirements. 

Smita, a self proclaimed geek with a flair for marketing and entrepreneurship, is a lover of all things science/tech. After spending years studying cancer biology in the lab, and co-founding a successful start-up of her own, she jumped on board the HeadsUP! by NeXt team as one of the first members.  She loves her role at the NeXt team, as it nurtures her love for technology and feeds her social and outgoing personality!  


Frequently Asked Questions.

Is HeadsUP! illegal?

No, in many states making phone calls or texting on your smartphone are considered offenses. But, most states have exemptions for hands-free, non-obstructive devices such as HeadsUP!.


What about regulations against placing something on the windshield?

Legislation bans affixing items that will block the driver’s view of the road. HeadsUP! utilizes a transparent screen, so the driver can see the road at all times.


How is this different from existing HUDs?

HeadsUP! is in a class of its own – in terms of tech and usability.

We found projection and reflection units to be seriously lacking. So we set out to built HeadsUP! – a cutting-edge TOLED display that mirrors your smartphone, integrated with gestures and voice commands.


I want one. But how do I install it?

HeadsUP! is a stick, connect, and play device. Installation should take less than 60 seconds for the average user, and does not require assembly.


Does it connect to my existing Car speakers?

Yes. HeadsUP! can connect to your car speakers, with bluetooth. (In the final HeadsUP! we are planning to include a 1/8th" port for aux connections).


What if I drive different cars, or what if I’m a baller and own 10 cars?

HeadsUP! is designed to be portable. Removing the unit from one vehicle and placing into another vehicle is a piece of cake.


Can I watch videos from my Smartphone?

HeadsUP! is not intended to play video from your smartphone - because that would be really distracting!

Use your favorite driving apps, navigation, calls, and enhanced communication - all without touching your phone.


Will I be able to use my favorite Navigation App?

Yes. HeadsUP! will let you use a variety of navigation, driver assist apps, and enhanced communication. No more fumbling with your phone!


I want one!

You can pre-order using the different options on the right, with expected delivery in Summer 2014. Pre-ordering guarantees that you lock in the early bird prices. The anticipated retail cost is $399. 


What's next?

We have a patent pending on the design and have existing relationships with suppliers for the components. We've invested all of our own funds so far to develop the 2nd prototype.

We need $50,000 to complete engineering & software development to have HeadsUP! ready for mass production. We have taken this as far as we can on our own, and now we need YOUR help to make this product a reality. Let's make a difference together!

Check us out at:
www.theNextCo.com

Follow us on Twitter for updates: @nextHeadsUp

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  • $1USD
    Keep the dream alive!

    An e-hug and a heartfelt THANK YOU from the HeadsUP! team.

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5USD
    Certificate of awesomeness

    A certificate of awesomeness hand signed by the HeadsUP! team.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $49USD
    You're a Rockstar!

    You rock! To help you rock a little more, we will send you a HeadsUP! T-Shirt that the team wears at NeXt.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $299USD
    Super Early Bird Special!

    Be the first to own a HeadsUP! at an amazing price. Includes: A first edition HeadsUP!

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
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    $299USD
    Holiday Special! --$100 OFF--

    We hate long lines, but LOVE a good sale. That's why we added more units at a special Holiday price! Includes: A first edition HeadsUP! and a beautiful First Edition holiday gift card (Only for orders before 12/17/2013).

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $399USD
    First Edition

    You will be one of the first to have a HeadsUP!, before it's released in retail stores. FREE SHIPPING!

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    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $1,000USD
    HeadsUP! - Signature Series!

    A member of the our team will personally hand-deliver your Signature Series HeadsUP! (in the U.S.) and teach you all of the cool features of HeadsUP! You will also receive a hand-written thank you note from the HeadsUP! team. We might even take you out to lunch. Actually, we will.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Mega Distributor Pack

    If you are a reseller, and want to buy units at a huge discount - this is for you! Includes: 30 HeadsUP! units at an early bird price!

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