1. Regular HUDWAY Drives:
We keep shipping out the devices to those who agreed to receive them with the existing mount adhesive.
In the meantime, we're finishing the production of the new mounts and starting to reassemble the devices.
The factory is planning to complete it within next week, and on the third week of August everyone who placed an order for HUDWAY Drive on or before February 13, 2020 shall receive the trackings for their orders. 2. New batch of HUDWAY Drives:
We have tested the samples of the PCBs received from the new manufacturer — and aside from being much more expensive than those wasted because of Kivic's non-performance, they're good to go.
We're now awaiting the final quote and production timing from the PCB manufacturer.
In the meantime, we've been searching for a new TFT display supplier (as the displays were also sourced from Kivic).
We've tested a few samples from a range of suppliers, but none of these would fit in the existing configuration of the Drive body and its other electronic components.
Finally, a couple of weeks ago we managed to get in touch with the company who we think supplied the displays to Kivic — and are negotiating with them to understand which will be faster: sourcing the displays from them, or moving forward with the already tested display samples from other manufacturers to have them customized to our needs.
All in all, until we get any new updates from the manufacturers, I'm still targeting October as the new batch shipping month. 3. HUDWAY Drive for Tesla Model 3 and Y
We've confirmed the design and have sent it to the manufacturer to receive the quote and production timing.
The news is, we're adding an extra OBD-II kit to every order.
Just like an OBD-II scanner that goes with the regular HUDWAY Drive version, this kit will bring your Tesla data to the HUDWAY Drive — things like whether your Tesla blinker is on or off, what is the current speed limitation, how much range you have remained, or whether there is a car in your blind spot.
Next week, we'll be doing extensive live tests, and shortly after that will share more details, including photos, videos and explanations of how it's gonna work.
The nuance is that the connectors in the kit will be model-specific. That's why we're sending out a short survey for those who ordered a HUDWAY Drive for Tesla Model 3 &Y — so that we equip every order with the right kit.
If you haven't received your email with the survey, please complete it by the link