Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




140 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

Topic # 228820 24-Jan-2018 06:50
Send private message

Yesterday I blogged about the email I got from Navdy and also the news from someone who had read a previous blog I wrote about GPS navigation and routing and mentioned that I had a Navdy. 

 

I bought it on a Kickstarter project and waited for a year for my HUD to arrive and I loved it. It is one of the coolest gadgets I've owned. The site is still up if you don't know what a Navdy is. 

 

In December I decided to update the maps, which meant disconnecting it from the ODB2 Port and plugging it into my laptop to get the latest HERE ap dataset for NZ. The software appeared not to recognise that the device was thee. I knew the laptop saw it because it powered up through the USB cable.

 

I contacted tech support and they said to reinstall the software and I asked about the new update they had been promoting and the guy said there was no update, which was strange because their website said there was and it had some cool new features. 

 

Apparently it was known in October and my support call was in so I guess the tech support person was told they weren't allowed to mention what was going on.

 

What I can't believe is that such as awesome, award winning product could disappear a year or so after they were launched and that they are now effectively in receivership.

 

They say they are desperately looking for new owners, but my experience is that when receivers go in, they focus on making money for themselves and first line creditors which usually means the tax department.

 

The email said that in the next 2-3 weeks my Navdy may stop working (because part of the service is feeding things like Real Time Traffic information through my iPhone as a service. I don't know if the routing will continue to work, but one of the reasons I had been planning  to update the maps is because Waterview Tunnel is not in the current map set.

 

Anyway, I note there are people offering Navdy's for sale in NZ. They probably don't know they might stop working around the end of the month. But if you're tempted, don't.





Luigi
Helping companies with location based problem solving, blogs and social media
SolomoConsulting

Find me on LinkedIn
Blog http://luigicappel.wordpress.com
Check out my songwriting

Create new topic
2307 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1121


  Reply # 1945823 24-Jan-2018 07:41
Send private message

Neither Amazon nor Bestbuy links works, so you can't buy one now.

 

 


4171 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1653


  Reply # 1945835 24-Jan-2018 09:05
Send private message

My car which is nearly 3 years old has a HUD with some of Navdy's functionality as a standard factory option and the rest on the touchscreen (not as good but almost as good). 

 

If most manufacturers include HUD,t hen it paints grim future for an aftermarket device  stand alone.

 

At least they made sure it works with polarised sunnies.  Friends have a X5 and you cannot read the display if wearing polarised glasses yell





Mike

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software


140 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 1946261 24-Jan-2018 19:56
Send private message

My car came with a HUD, but it doesn't do navigation, just all the ODB2 data. It's very cool to have the nav right in front of you that you can see through as opposed to a seperate screen





Luigi
Helping companies with location based problem solving, blogs and social media
SolomoConsulting

Find me on LinkedIn
Blog http://luigicappel.wordpress.com
Check out my songwriting

4171 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1653


  Reply # 1946425 25-Jan-2018 09:30
Send private message

PDAMan:

 

My car came with a HUD, but it doesn't do navigation, just all the ODB2 data. It's very cool to have the nav right in front of you that you can see through as opposed to a seperate screen

 

 

Ours (2015 Mazda 3) puts the directions (arrows and lane choice schematics) on the HUD, with the speed and cruise control info.  It's monochrome (green)

 

I understand the 2017 update has a colour HUD with more info.  Still no missile lock though ...





Mike

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8744 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1275

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1946449 25-Jan-2018 09:54
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

PDAMan:

 

My car came with a HUD, but it doesn't do navigation, just all the ODB2 data. It's very cool to have the nav right in front of you that you can see through as opposed to a seperate screen

 

 

Ours (2015 Mazda 3) puts the directions (arrows and lane choice schematics) on the HUD, with the speed and cruise control info.  It's monochrome (green)

 

I understand the 2017 update has a colour HUD with more info.  Still no missile lock though ...

 

 

Tetris seems to be the name of the game for easter eggs..... maybe its in there somewhere and you have to turn the steering wheel to move the blocks ;)

 

 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under




140 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 1946632 25-Jan-2018 14:45
Send private message

That's cool. My car is a 1999 Corvette so the HUD is just engine management, oil pressure, speed etc. It's the nav I want. Desperately hoping that they either find a buyer or that it will continue to work with the old maps.

 

Are you pulling my leg with the Tetris Easter Egg? It would be funny but not. Haven't seen many tech Easter Eggs for a while, but I'm probably not uber geeky enough to know about them:)





Luigi
Helping companies with location based problem solving, blogs and social media
SolomoConsulting

Find me on LinkedIn
Blog http://luigicappel.wordpress.com
Check out my songwriting

4171 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1653


  Reply # 1946642 25-Jan-2018 15:05
Send private message

xpd:

 

Tetris seems to be the name of the game for easter eggs..... maybe its in there somewhere and you have to turn the steering wheel to move the blocks ;)

 

 

easter eggs?





Mike

xpd

The Overrated Raccoons
8744 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1275

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1946660 25-Jan-2018 15:08
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

xpd:

 

Tetris seems to be the name of the game for easter eggs..... maybe its in there somewhere and you have to turn the steering wheel to move the blocks ;)

 

 

easter eggs?

 

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(media)

 

 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under


4171 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1653


  Reply # 1946683 25-Jan-2018 15:23
Send private message

xpd:

 

MikeAqua:

 

xpd:

 

Tetris seems to be the name of the game for easter eggs..... maybe its in there somewhere and you have to turn the steering wheel to move the blocks ;)

 

 

easter eggs?

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(media)

 

 

Thanks I was squinting at a Mazda logo trying to convince myself it looked like a partly eaten easter egg!





Mike

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.