VIZR Hopes To Revolutionize Your Dashboard
With hands-free laws firmly in place, it is illegal to hold your phone while driving. Not only that, but drivers can no longer have a phone “touching any part of their body” while operating a vehicle. This makes viewing your navigation app next to impossible unless you have your phone mounted somewhere on your dashboard. And unless you’ve got it mounted directly in front of you, you’re still risking yours and the safety of others by shifting your focus from the road to the phone.
With their new VIZR tool, FIXD automotive hopes to fix that. After selecting the feature you want, you connect the device to your phone and place it on your dashboard directly above your steering wheel, where it creates a transparent display. This way, FIXD says, you can seamlessly navigate without ever glancing at your phone and putting your life in jeopardy.
One drawback to the VIZR device is it only works with certain navigation apps. To get the right reflection image, the screen image must be reversed. Neither Google Maps nor Waze offer this feature, however, heads up display (HUD) apps are available for use with VIZR.