Carpe Iter Next-gen HUD

Where we are

There is finally a version of the Carpe Iter Next-gen HUD (aka NGH) that is worth testing by you guys. But please keep in mind that this is a work-in-progress version, which is not even in Beta stage, yet. 

Please check Carpe Manager app later in the afternoon on February 20, 2024. The NGH app should show in the App Shelf.

You MUST update also the Controller app or NGH will not work properly with your controller.

Only Carpe Iter Controllers are supported and quite specifically BMW Control, Adventure Control and Terrain Command III and newer Terrain Command II units). 

NGH will be available on Play Store for download into other devices than CI Pad v4 and v4b soon. 

Current NGH version was not tested on CI Pad v3 and v1 units. 

If you struggle with something or would like to share your feedback (which we hope you will), please go our FORUM. Please do NOT use the Support Ticketing system for this.

List of currently available features: 

  • Mini Homescreen
  • Navigate to predefined location through Google Maps
  • Media and LCD control shortcuts
  • Electronic bike dashboard for BMW GS bikes, which are compatible with our BMW Control. The dashboard will only work if BMW Control is connected and selected as input controller in NGH settings. 
  • Online map with track recording and track import

Controlling NGH

The following functions are used to control NGH: 

General user interface navigation / navigating other than Map screen:
  • Navigation bar and cycling active elements: Zoom in/out short-press or Map pan left / right
  • Selecting highlighted element/moving element focus one level up: Map pan up / long-press Zoom In or Out, Map Center
  • Moving back to previous element: long-press Map Center or long press Zoom out
Map screen
  • map panning, zooming, map centering as usual
  • leaving Map screen and returning to Navigation bar: long-press Zoom out or long press HUD button 

Long presses are registered after you release the button.

Might sound weird when you read it, but we hope you will find it intuitive when you actually use a controller. The alternative commands are for different controller types (for example there is no possibility to make long press on the Zoom “buttons” on BWM Control, which is why there is alternative as long-press on Map Center). 

Bike Dashboard

If you have BMW Control and no data is showing after you start engine on the bike dashboard screen, please unpair and re-pair your controller. Some background stuff needs to be configured and it might not go through while the controller is connected. 

Roadmap

The development of NGH will quickly progress and here is our time schedule for features coming in the next a few months: 

  • digital Rally Roadbook (March 2024)
  • more features for tracks and waypoints
  • integration of Controller app in conjunction with user configurable controller functions 
  • support for Bluetooth OBD dongles to expand bike dashboard functionality to other bikes than BMW GS line
  • offline maps
  • POIs
  • enhanced Media control

 

What it is

What is the Carpe Iter Next-gen HUD? Thanks for asking! 

In the current generation of the Carpe Iter Controller app, the HUD (Heads Up Display) is a shortcut interface to additional functions, such as touch lock, media controls and the like.  

Carpe Iter Next-gen HUD is, however, going to seriously expand the feature set and functions of the HUD and will work as the headquarters for anything you might need on the bike: 

  • bike electronic dashboard. In the first stage it will be rolled out for BMW GS bikes in conjunction with the BMW Control. In next stage we will implement support for other bikes through a Bluetooth OBD dongle
  • mini-Homescreen providing shortcuts to your favorite apps
  • ODO meter
  • Maps 
  • Standard track-recording
  • “life log” function (track recording always on, but optimized for power consumption and size of the recorded files. On purpose it will not be as precise as recording a track to use for your trips later, but it will give good enough idea about where and when you’ve been to let you track-back your riding ventures.  
  • Import and export of GPX tracks
  • Media control
  • Quick access to most frequently used settings
  • Electronic Rally Roadbook

And of course all that accessible from your handlebar through our controllers.  

As the work progresses, we will be publishing more details. But there is already the first sneak-peek (btw., if you care to something for us, please subscribe to our YouTube channel – just click the subscribe button on the video below ;-)): 

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  1. Looking forward to the developments. I’m very early into ownership (BMW GS integration), so still feeling my way around, but before I get too set in my ways and limited by what I discover, my wish list would be…

    Configure the HUD to launch favourite apps / favourite app launchpad like Android Auto (sounds like this is underway)
    Set the scroll rate for zooming in/out. To explain, when you scroll a mouse in Windows, you can set how many lines at a time it jumps. The TomTom Go app moves in and out quite a lot with one click of the wheel, might be nice to make configurable.
    Integration with Memory Map, scrolling just closes the app. TBH it hasn’t seen much development in recent years, so unsure if it could even be worked.
    Something to handle the phone dialler / launch the app.

    Loving the app so far – keep it up 🙂

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One Response

  1. Looking forward to the developments. I’m very early into ownership (BMW GS integration), so still feeling my way around, but before I get too set in my ways and limited by what I discover, my wish list would be…

    Configure the HUD to launch favourite apps / favourite app launchpad like Android Auto (sounds like this is underway)
    Set the scroll rate for zooming in/out. To explain, when you scroll a mouse in Windows, you can set how many lines at a time it jumps. The TomTom Go app moves in and out quite a lot with one click of the wheel, might be nice to make configurable.
    Integration with Memory Map, scrolling just closes the app. TBH it hasn’t seen much development in recent years, so unsure if it could even be worked.
    Something to handle the phone dialler / launch the app.

    Loving the app so far – keep it up 🙂

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