Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Mr. Gregory Lewis
Dr. Kye-Shin Lee
Dr. Nghi Tran
One problem drivers face is distraction from looking at their mobile device while navigating rather than watching the road. This problem can be solved with a heads-up display placed directly on the driver’s windshield. By using a mobile device with a custom GPS application, the following design will be able to send GPS data to a device that will display navigational information on a car windshield. The design includes two primary components, a mobile device and a System Unit, where the System Unit is composed of a portable power supply, a single board computer, and a display. For the design, the mobile device is an android device, the portable power supply is a battery, and the display is a small projector. The design has a very strong software focus, and the main intention of the design is to produce a fully functional Android mobile application that pairs along with prototype hardware elements. In final implementation, the mobile application sends data in the JSON format over a Bluetooth connection. The key features of the project are as follows:
• A custom GPS Android Application that can generate routes from the user’s current location to destinations entered by the user.
• A System Unit, which is a device that has the capability to be mounted on a vehicle’s dashboard, connect to the user’s mobile device, and generate a display that contains navigation information.
• A projected display that is shown on the vehicle’s windshield.
Walenchok, Alex; Seifert, Nicholas; Reed, Joshua; and Humphrey, Joshua, "Navigational Heads-Up Display" (2018). Honors Research Projects. 690.
Alex Walenchok Individual Contribution
Joshua Humphrey Abstact - Cover Letter.pdf (52 kB)
Joshua Humphrey Individual Contribution
Joshua Reed Abstact - Cover Letter.pdf (53 kB)
Joshua Reed Individual Contribution
Nicholas Seifert Abstact - Cover Letter.pdf (47 kB)
Nicholas Seifert Individual Contribution