Xiaomi is actively involved in the automotive segment with its 70mai brand, where they mainly bring on-board cameras. With brand Carrobot however, they introduced a very interesting product that increases driving safety.
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How does it work ?
Head-up display is basically projecting speed or navigation information directly onto the glass, which prevents distractions when checking alarm clocks. Sometimes there is a situation where it is dangerous to control the speed through classic alarm clocks.
This is where the head-up display comes in, and the one from Carrobot has its own glass as well as voice and application control. Thanks to this product, the head-up display can also be used by drivers of cars that do not include it in the equipment.
Its luminosity is incredible 10 rivetsto be clearly visible even during the day. The brightness level is also adjusted by itself, according to the brightness of the environment. The manufacturer states that its brightness is 20 times higher than that of smartphones.
Perfect image projection
The head-up display consists of its base, where the chips and all intelligent functions are hidden, and last but not least the projection glass itself. The size of this display is 9,5 ".
Its power supply works via a classic 12 V car plug. A minor disadvantage is that it does not contain any backup battery when the engine is switched off.
Voice control also via the application
The manufacturer mentions in particular the sophisticated voice control, which uses the Spitzer algorithm. It not only takes care of better speech recognition, but also faster processing of the request.
This makes it possible to set the destination address conveniently voice and Carrobot also supports on-site navigation such as restaurants, bars and other businesses.
Application control is also available Mijiawhere you can set up navigation or even start music. The connection works with Wi-Fi.
The product is connected to the cloud, where it sends information and also uses machine learning. The POI (Point of Interests) function can then offer itself where to choose.
The Xiaomi Carrobot head-up display is available in a version with a classic power supply, but also in a version with an OBD box. This box can be connected to the main connector in the car, through which the car diagnostics is also connected.
Thanks to the OBD function, the display will show not only speed data, but also data on current consumption, engine speed or indicators and warnings, which are also displayed on the dashboard.
Price and availability
The carrobot head-up display began its journey as a crowdfunding project on the YouPin platform. He has achieved his goal a long time ago and there are more than collected 545%.
It is available in two versions: HUD + power supply via 12 V adapter for approx 65 € / 1 813 CZK and HUD + power supply via OBD for approx 78 € / 2 176 CZK.
We don't have information about its global availability yet. If it appears in the offer of international sellers, we will definitely inform you about it.