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?