During a short afternoon break today, I nerded out with a couple of friends about [online back-up](http://www.marco.org/2014/11/04/synology-backups). The conversation turned into a Who’s the Biggest Nerd contest and for once, I lost. The winner came up with [Navdy](http://www.navdy.com). If you don’t know what it is, I’m sure you’ll want once after reading this post.
Navdy is a startup that focuses on connected car technology. Their first product is a heads-up display that not only projects information about your car or turn-by-turn navigation, but also smartphone notifications (e.g. text messages, calls). You can even control music streaming from your phone. The best part? It can be activated by voice and/or gesture and works with iOS and Android. But don’t take my word for it, just watch their video.
In a space where in-car technological innovations are bound to the life cycle of vehicles (i.e. five to seven years), Navdy is a breath of freash air. It also adds to the exciting stack of useful [apps](http://www.motoringfile.com/2014/09/24/wrr-interview-glympse/) and [devices](http://www.motoringfile.com/2014/09/16/mf-prereview-automatic/) we now have at our disposal. Is it actually better than the F56’s heads-up display? On paper, it sure seems like it, and a successful [$2.4 million kickstater campaign along with a $6.5 million seed funding](http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/02/navdy-raises-6-5m-for-its-in-car-heads-up-display-platform/) confirm consumers’ interest for the technology.
Interestingly enough, the guy in the video is the same person from [1Password’s](http://vimeo.com/88901304). If that’s any indication, Navdy might actually turn out to be as successufl as [AgileBits](https://agilebits.com).
Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comment section what you think about the product.