Sunday , August 20 2017

CarDroid from UonMap: Monitor your car and make it smart

CarDroid

There’s a lot of advances in automotive technology every year, but who can afford to upgrade their car every year? The team at UonMap have been hard at work creating a device called CarDroid, a “plug in” Android device to make your vehicle smarter.

With their own Emergency Situation Notification and Reconstruction (ESNaR) Technology, the CarDroid smarts don’t just end with notification (including location) in the event of an accident but stretches far further. It can notify you of unexpected movement in your vehicle, impact detection (like when someone backs into your car in the carpark), it can assist in reconstruction of accidents using the gyroscopic sensors, locate your vehicle via GPS and notify about driver behaviour.

If this sounds like a worthwhile device to you, why not head over to their Kickstarter page and check it out in more detail. If you’re super keen, of course they’ll be happy for you to back the campaign which costs CAD$200 for the early bird that is yet to sell out. At this time they’re planning to ship in April next year and it seems as though it may be a worthwhile investment if you’ve got kids who are just learning to drive or you’d like to know your loved ones are ok.

Is there any monitoring you can think of that is missing from this device to make it a well rounded purchase?

 
Source: Kickstarter.

Phil Tann   Journalist

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9 Comments on "CarDroid from UonMap: Monitor your car and make it smart"

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Level380
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You guys just LOVE kickstarter projects….. I’ll pass, too risky for me

Daniel Tyson
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We’re not quite all as cynical as you are based on your comment history on Kickstarter posts.
We get good feedback from readers on posts relating to Kickstarter projects that we’ve reported on previously and on that feedback we continue to seek them out and inform our readers. If you’re not a fan, that’s fine, but there are plenty of people who are.

Level380
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Level380

Just an observation that a kickstarter article pops up every month or so. Nothing cynical about it!

Daniel Tyson
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The tone of your comments comes across as such. You may not mean it that way, but there’s a reason people who write articles don’t read the comments and yours give a consistently negative feel.

Tony Soprano
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Tony Soprano

They ever implied that they love them. Nothing wrong with posting good concepts projects though.

Level380
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Level380

They control the content, they post what they like! So posting them = liking them.

This concept isn’t new. Do a google for obd2 gps tracker, you’ll find a lot of this product is ready covered off by existing products on the market.

The only ‘new’ concept in here is the accelerometer to pickup hard takeoff/breaking.

Existing products on the market use GPS for speed alerts over a xyz and mobile connection for tracking/stats etc.

Tony Soprano
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Tony Soprano

I wasn’t aware the concept wasn’t new. Thanks for informing me.

Level380
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Level380
Yeah OBD2 modules have been used for ages to track fleets etc. You can see when the car starts/stops, speed, location, errors spat out by the computer. They have a internal battery and can even tell you when they are unplugged (to avoid tracking) Depending on the car, some can even get the odometer reading for service alerting, temp of the engine, throttle position. basically anything you can get over the OBD2 port. All great and handy things to have on fleet cars! The biggest issue on the current crop of OBD2 products is most are GSM, and in Australian… Read more »
Tony Soprano
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Tony Soprano

Yes. Well, here’s hoping.

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