Ships in August 2018
— A head-up display device that offers a safer way to access most needed smartphone functions while behind the wheel.
The idea of head-up display devices is to show some navigation-critical information in driver’s regular line of sight, so that they won’t need to take their eyes off the road.
HUDWAY Cast sits on the dashboard and wirelessly streams your smartphone screen to a reflector lens positioned right in front of you.
Basically, it operates an as external display for your smartphone, taking the screen image to where you can quickly grasp it without looking away.
It can be wirelessly paired with any smartphone that supports Miracast or Airplay — and that means virtually all modern smartphones.
Use HUDWAY Cast to drive with Waze, Google Maps, HERE Maps, Apple Maps — or whichever navigation app you prefer. We just recommend that you switch the app to night mode for less cluttered image.
HUDWAY Cast features a TFT display which is 20 times brighter than a smartphone screen. This means you will see the image on a completely transparent lens even when the sun is shining directly on the windshield. The brightness of the projection is adjusted automatically for you to comfortably see it in any visibility conditions.
HUDWAY Cast lens creates a virtual 20” image and focuses it 8 feet in front of you. This way, it's easier for your eyes to readjust the focus from the road back to navigation.
HUDWAY Cast needs to be mounted on the dash in front of driver’s eyes otherwise the driver will be unable to see the projection.
Provided that there’s enough space on the dash and there is a cigarette lighter receptacle available to plug in the power cable, the device will work in your vehicle.
Download and print this device drawing to check whether the device will fit in your vehicle. Or, refer to the dimensions provided in the artwork.
Among the vehicles known to us where the device will not fit are Toyota Prius C, BMW Z3, and the like vehicles with very low-sloped windscreen.
To wirelessly mirror the contents of your smartphone screen onto HUDWAY Cast lens, it is required that your smartphone supports either AirPlay (iPhones) or Miracast (Android) streaming protocol.
The latter has been deprecated on Nexus devices running Android 6.0 and later, as well as on a range of LG smartphones. So if wireless connection is critical for you, please check whether your smartphone supports wireless streaming.
If your Android device supports Miracast, the Screen Mirroring option will be available in the Settings app or in the pull-down/notification menu.
AirPlay Mirroring introduced by Apple with iOS 5 has been available on all iOS devices ever since and can be enabled in Control Center.
Alternatively, you can connect your smartphone to the HUDWAY Cast device using a USB OTG cable enclosed in the box. This will work for all iOS and Android devices — and your smartphone will be charged through HUDWAY Cast at the same time.
You can learn more on these two connection options in our Help Center or download our detailed First Use Guide.
HUDWAY Cast powers from a cigarette lighter receptacle in your vehicle. The end of the cable that plugs in the receptacle has an adaptor equipped with two USB ports, so that you can power HUDWAY Cast and charge two smartphones at the same time. This cable is a default option and is enclosed in every device box.
An alternative option would be to buy an OBD-II power cable which powers from an OBD-II port of your vehicle. This cable is an add-on, and needs to be purchased separately.
When plugged in the OBD-II port, the speed and RPM of the vehicle are fetched. However, it's an either/or case — you can choose to see either this car data on the lens, or mirror the smartphone screen to the lens — not both at the same time.
Watch a video illustrating these options.
To EU countries we ship from a EU warehouse (Latvia). EU customers don’t pay customs duties.
To US customers we ship from a US warehouse (Utah). US customers don’t pay customs duties either.
Orders from the rest of the world are shipped from China, and these customers may be subject to import duties. We recommend that you check with your customs what duties you will have to pay, and whether this is agreeable to you.
Please note that we do not mark orders as gifts or samples, nor do we reimburse any duties and fees you may have to pay to get the device.
When your order is shipped and we receive the tracking info from the carrier, we will email you the tracking code so that you can check the shipping status online.
EU orders are most probably shipped by DHL, US orders — by USPS or Fedex, whereas for the rest of the world carriers may vary. We thus recommend that you check your shipping status by entering your tracking code on 17track.net website.
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Hudway warrants that the included hardware product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase.
Hudway may address valid claims under this warranty by, at its sole option, repairing, replacing (with a new or refurbished product), or refunding the purchase price for the product.
Learn more about warranty, returns & refunds in our Help Centre.