A small startup out of San Francisco is marketing a device that may take some of the dangers out of texting and driving by allowing drivers to read texts projected on to a display in front of them. The device, called a Navdy, has been around for years. According to a recent article by the Huffington Post, over 4 million luxury vehicles were sold with similar Heads Up Display, or HUD, equipment already installed.
The device is mounted on the car's dashboard and displays information from a phone on a glass display that is just over five inches wide. When in use, the person operating the device can dismiss notifications or answer calls by simply swiping the air in front of them to the left. The device was designed with the intention of allowing drivers to monitor texts while keeping their eyes straight ahead and on the road.