What is the EyeLights Car?
Compatible with most cars, the Automotive Head Up Display created by EyeLights is a technology that, when set on a dashboard, turns any car windshield into a holographic surface thus enabling safer navigation, music control, and phone calls, while keeping eyes away from distracting smartphones.
Presented at the CES 2019 and listed as one of the coolest devices on the road, the gadget is activated by voice or gestures. Most Head up displays are an option from automotive manufacturers however the EyeLights Car patented technology maintains a bright image, even during the day while displaying images 5x larger. The technology allows drivers to find all their content in one place while displaying their GPS, music, and calls directly in their field of vision. In addition to the holographic display, the full-car experience accessories include:
– the Gesture Control, a gesture sensor that uses infrared technology to detect hand movement in order to control the music, launch the backup camera or manage phone calls with the swipe of a hand. These add-ons are similar to the ones available on the BMW but with additional features such as passing on to the previous or next music track without touching the phone.
– a rear view camera, a wireless and waterproof backup camera that integrates with the EyeLights Car display.
Why is the EyeLights Car the way to go?
“The holographic technology lets drivers keep their eyes on the road while still getting crucial information from their smartphones” says Romain Duflot, Eyelights Founder and CEO. “More than half of car accidents happen because drivers get distracted by their devices. EyeLights Car aims to reduce those accidents through voice, visual and gesture control so drivers can safely keep their hands on the wheel.” Thanks to the HUD technology the driver’s reaction time is improved by 4.3 seconds. Concerns about minimizing distractions as well as keeping the driver tuned into reality and not falling into “game mode” also needs to be addressed as augmented reality for windshields is rolled out.
Come and try out the device yourself!
Following a successful introduction at CES 2019, the EyeLights Car technology is coming back to the United States for interactive media demonstration sessions in New York and Los Angeles. These special dedicated media sessions are available on a first come appointment basis to try out the device during a live demonstration drive with the EyeLights team.
Check out the product features and its reviews: https://eye-lights.com/
New York: November 10 to November 13.
Los Angeles: November 15 to 16 and November 21 to 23
San Francisco: November 17th to 19th (morning session only on the 19th) & then the 21st
San Diego: November 22nd
To schedule an appointment, please contact Thibaut (email@example.com)
Founded in 2016, EyeLights is a French startup that creates augmented reality devices for
motor vehicles. In 2017, the company launched the first head-up display for motorcycle ridersthat fits in every helmet. After participating in the TechStars acceleration program, the startup closed a €2.5M seed round in 2018 and now aims to expands its technology to automobiles.