aSmartHUD NAVI MAP+ is advanced and easy to use vehicle digital dashboard, unified with in-car navigation system where the built-in digital map makes navigating independent of current internet connection availability. Futuristic and stylish screen layout is especially optimized for usage as a HUD unit, projecting the map, speed and route information on your car windscreen.
- HUD MODE
- ONBOARD VECTOR DIGITAL MAPS
- ROUTING AND DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
- TRACK RECORDING
- EDITABLE FIXED AND REDLIGHT SPEED CAMERAS DATABASE
- SHORT-TIME WEATHER FORECAST
- IPOD PLAYLIST REMOTE CONTROL
- TIME, AVERAGE SPEED, ALTITUDE, HEADING, MOVING TIME, etc.
- HALF-TRANSPARENT GOOGLE MAPS SCREEN
With aSmartHUD NAVI you can create and save the driving routes (Google Directions service is used - the same as for the standard Map application) to follow them later, especially in the areas without the internet coverage. Application will display your current position on the route and show the driving instruction for the nearest route point in a turn-by-turn way.
Also you can email the driving instructions for the saved route to any email address.
It visualizes your
trip elapsed time
trip moving time (trip elapsed time minus the time you stand in traffic jams, refueling, etc.)
direct line distance and time to stored Home location
direct line distance and time the final point of the current route
weather forecast for nearest 48 hours the with 3-hour time interval
maximum reached speed
direct distance (kilometers, miles, nautical miles supported) to the starting point of your trip
maximum reached speed, altitude and distance to start point, for the current trip and all the trips your ever did
color coded distance to the nearest known fixed speed camera and it's speed limit (if known)
The speed cameras database includes an information about speed cameras in
Europe (whole EU)
Unated Arab Emirates
On approach aSmartHUD+ will give you sound and visual warning. Warning also will be given in case your speed exceeds the speed limit set for that camera.
Speed cameras warning system have several levels of sensitivety, which can be adjusted on Preferences/Speed Cameras screen.
NOTE: It's not guaranteed all speed cameras in your area are included into the database. However, we will release database updates right after the new information will become available.
To start the navigating tap the current position icon ("red triangle") or tap the "wrench" ("Preferences") icon and select the "Routes" menu item.
The following screen should appear:
there is the list of generated routes. Every route is saved in the appplication database and usable even in the areas where there is no proper internet coverage available.
Tap "Add" to create a new route, "Delete" erases the selected row of the routes table. Pressing "Go!" makes the selected route "current" - you will see your position on it (red flag indicates the final position on the route, green flag is start position). Also application
tries to detect nearest "turn point" and show you the instructions on the main screen. Tap the current "turn indicator icon" to switch on/switch off the text instructions for the nearest route point.
Small triangle on the right to the distance to nearest route turn point switches off routing instructions. The route itself will be still visible on the map.
The icon switching the map labels (cities, street names) display mode.
To cancel following the route tap the small button on the main application screen.
Note: When you creating a new route aSmart HUD MAP + retrieves the route points and driving instructions from the Google Directions and saves it for later reuse. That means if you going on the route in the wrong direction (from "red" to "green" point on the route), the driving instructions most probably will be wrong.
Example: Let's say you you need to take 4th exit on the Newport roundabout. If you approaching it from the wrong direction quite possible 4th exit will be 1st for you. But the driving instruction we are able to retrieve from Google server will be still "Take 4th exit" and we cannot recalculate it depending on your direction - the information how many exits the roundabout has is not available.
In this case aSmartHUD will try to detect this situation and will display the "Make the U-turn where possible" message. Also, the "Recalculate!" button will be displayed. If you will press it, aSmartHUD will try to get a new route for you, taking you current location as the start point.
The route recalculation is not automatic, so it's up to you to decide - are you really lost and need a new route or you just made a pit-stop to refill the petrol tank.
For creating a new route you need to set up the start and finish points of your trip, and then tap the "Route!" button. Also, you can define up to 8 waypoints (8 is a limitation of the Google Directions service).
Start, Finish and waypoint positions are draggable - you can just move them over the map by finger to chnge their positions.
You can serch the locations on the map by address by using the "search" edit box in the top of the screen.
"Avoid Tolls" and "Avoid Motorways" options are available.
In some cases you can have more then one alternative route. You can switch btween them using the "<" and ">" buttons,
button will open full driving instuctions of the selected route list:
You can email the driving instructions to any e-mail address:
Tapping the "HUD" icon mirrors all the text, so if you position the iPhone horizontally under your car's windscreen you can see perfectly readable half-transparent reflection of the picture displayed.
We love this mode! We found it much more convenient compared to traditional car dashboards (especially on the roads of Western Europe, which are full of speed cameras and where you need to watch your speedometer all the time). And last but not the least - it just looks cool.
Note: this mode works pretty well at night time and twilight, but on direct sunlight the screen brightness can be insufficient.
A couple of YouTube clips, demonstrating how it looks like: night and rainy day.
Aplication supports both "Landscape" and "Portrait" modes.
"aSmart HUD" can keep track on 4 speed limits, giving a warning (sound and visual) each time you crossing it. Normally, it's legal speed limits within cities, local roads and high-speed motorways. "Never exceed speed" is the speed you should not exceed under any conditions. For example, it can be a technical limit of your vehicle or the point where government can arrest your driving license.
You can access the Google Maps by tapping the "Map" button on the main commands menu.
Transparency of the Maps could be adjusted by dragging the slide bar on the screen bottom, so you can use speed reading and map at the same time. All standard gestures (like zooming and scrolling) are supported.
The "pin" button locks map center on your current location.
You can easily switch between Street, Satellite and Hybrid map types.
Note: this function uses the internet connection, so depending on your connection plan additional charges may apply.
You can select current iPod playlist, skip/rewind/pause/play music items, set the music player in Shuffle or Repeat mode.
Playlist selection screen:
Second iPod control interface, available from navigation screen:
You can edit the speed cameras database by adding or removing cameras. Also you can change the camera speed limit.
To get acess to database editing screen tap the "camera" icon on the "nearest camera" distance indicator. Note, when the GPS satellite signal has low precision the icon is dimmed, and mode is not available.
To store the speed limit change tap the button where the speed limit value is displayed.
You can switch off speed cameras detection by tapping on "nearest camera" info. Indeed, if you are too far from it, it's better to use the screen space for something more useful.
Weather forecast is provided by Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK. "aSmart HUD" uses the 3G or WiFi connection do retrieve the data, each weather update takes about 40-80 kilobytes. You can disable this feature by switching the "Display weather" to "Never". If "Every 3 seconds" option is on, the display will de switched between the weather data and "Distance to Start" in cycle.
Next two switches define time intervals for the data display. "+3 HR" will show the forecast for the time after 3 hours since cucurrent moment, "+9 HR" - 9 hours, etc.
Temperature units (C, F) are selectable on the "Units" tab in Preferences.
Speed history log chart is placed on the bottom of the screen.
Speed log chart refresh rate and chart style (bars or dots) can be selected in Preferences.
With the "Limit Bars" chart style enabled the color of the bar depends on the speed limit you are driving within. Green, if below first speed limit (city), yellow if below second (public roads), etc.
On track control screen (available from main menu) you can pause or clear track recording, see some track statistic or hide/show the current track on map
Trip time display: time elapsed since application startup.
Moving time display: time of your trip minus time spent for standing on traffic lights, fueling on petrol stations, etc (i.e. all the time when you are not moving and the speed is zero);
Direct distance/time to Home location display: the time is calculated on a basis if your current speed, and should be understood as "minimal time necessary to get to stored Home location on a direct line with current speed". Home location can be reset by tapping the "lightning" icon,
located next to the distance;
Location Info (longitude and latitude, GPS measurement precision) and some more data is available on separate screen. You can adjust transparency of the "Location Info" screen to use both views at the same time and change the display units just by a single tap.
Also you can see the maximum reached speed, altitude or distance from start, for you current trip or for for all the trips you ever did.
In Preferences, you can specify
different measurement units (miles per hour, kilometers per hour, knots and meters per second)
switch between 12/24 hours time display;
By default compass show the direction where you are moving, not the direction your iPhone device is oriented. That means it cannot show your course in case the speed is zero. You can change this behavior by switching on the "Use 3GS Magnetometer" option on Preferences/Display screen tab (option is available only on iPhone 3GS or higher).
several display color schemes
Several sound options available: "Electro", "Beep" (just another sound to mark the speed limits) and "Morse", when aSmartHUD beeps morse-code for "ONE" when you crossing the first speed limit, "TWO" for second, and "THREE" for third. The startup sound is morse-coded word "HELLO".
Red theme may suit the BMW and Audi drivers, while Purple theme looks better in Volkswagen Golf or Passat:
Troubleshooting a.k.a FAQ
- The program is running only on GPS-enabled iPhones
(second generation or higher)
with iPhone OS 4.0 or higher. No iPod Touch, 1st-generation iPhones or
minor OS versions supported.
- The precision is affected by the satellite signal
quality. On open-sky spaces it's pretty good, but under other
conditions can noticeably decrease. Also, after startup it requires
time to locate the necessary satellites, so during first minutes of
measurement can be less effective.
If unsure, use the program only for reference, don't rely on it for
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How to buy:
aSmartHUD NAVI MAP + released in several versions, equipped with onboard digial maps for different world regions. Just visit the one of following AppStore links :