Alumnus Michael Amaru ’05, a Hamilton entrepreneur and graphic designer, was featured in The Boston Globe last year for his most recent project! He has been working on a prototype that he founded, invented and designed, called SmartHUD, which uses the same technology as fighter pilots to project information onto the windshield of a plane and applies it to driving a car.
After an auto accident, it became Amaru’s passion to end distracted driving. He began designing a a revolutionary in-car display technology display that prevents drivers from having to glance down to adjust music, update GPS’s or to check phones messages. The app will allow driver’s to hear incoming texts read aloud, select songs, use a GPS app, and make calls without ever taking your eyes off the road, or your hands off the wheel! “I think this will be a safer way to integrate the smartphone into a car,” Amaru says, “since you’re not holding it, or typing on it, or looking down to try to manipulate a Google map.” Read full article in The Boston Globe!
Amaru has just launched a funding campaign on indiegogo. Follow the link for more information: http://www.indiegogo.com/smarthud
“SmartHUD is a unique, all-in-one solution to current driver safety issues that integrates an easy-to-use smartphone application with a state-of-the-art laser projection technology.”–smartHUDsystem.com. With sufficient funding, he hopes to shift into production soon!