kickstarter for cars - Car Diagnostic

Kickstarter For Cars: Car Diagnostic Kickstarters

In our series on car Kickstarter* campaigns we’ll show you some of the projects that have been either funded by the public or are looking for the funding to shape the future of driving. In our second blog, we look help you to take a look under the hood with some car diagnostic kickstarters!

*If you’re not sure what Kickstarter is or you want to know how it works, head over to the Kickstarter Basics page to find out more.

The Car Diagnostic Kickstarter Campaigns

Car Diagnostic Kickstarters

Awaken | Car Diagnosis Kickstarter Funded in May 2016 (Updated)

Car Diagnosis Kickstarter - Awaken
AWAKEN is an electronic OBD (On-Board Diagonistic) device and that syncs with your phone. I think the most fascinating part of this product has to be it’s unexpected and unorthodox field test: In a strange twist of irony, the two co-founders of the project were in an accident while driving to a cash test simulator, making them the first people to be saved by the unit. The car was written off and they escaped with some stitches.

Update: The Awaken campaign finished last week, reaching $15.355 in pledges. The device will be available for an initial price of £93 with a £4 a month subscription fee. You can Subscribe to their newsletter on their website to be notified about their market release, which is set for July 2016.

Funding Goal:

$10,000

Funding Achieved:

$15,355

Features:

 

  • Anti Theft Vehicle Tracking
  • Collision Detection
  • Emergency Service Notification 
  • Fuel Level Monitoring
  • History Reports
  • Maintenance Reminder
  • Motion Detection
  • Navigation
  • Nearby Mechanic Finder
  • ODB Adapter
  • Phone App/Sync
  • Vehicle Diagnostics

 

Favorite Feature:

Our favorite feature is probably the collision detection. The unit has a built-in accelerometer which it will use to measure the intensity of an impact if an accident occurs before sending an automated message to emergency services.

Head over to the AWAKEN Kickstarter Page to read more on it’s features and look into picking one up yourself.

Voyo | Car Diagnostic Kickstarter Funded in November 2015

 

The VOYO is marketed as the world’s most advanced, aftermarket connected car system. Depending on your vehicle, VOYO uses a mixture of ODB controller and relays to control the vehicles security and fuel economy features, on top of the diagnostic program.

You can also track multiple vehicles and see them all on one screen with the VOYO dashboard, making it great for company cars and vehicle rental companies.

The VOYO campaign finished in November 2015 and you can now pre-order on their website for varying prices. The site has a nifty form that shows you what your car can do with a VOYO installed and offers you prices based on it’s compatibility.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  USA delivery only on all pre-orders. VOYO controllers begin shipping in second half of May and relays ship in June.

Funding Goal:

$50,000

Funding Achieved:

$90,514

Features:

 

  • EcoStart Gamification
  • Driving Logs
  • Crowdsourced Alert Network
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Alerts
  • ODB Adapter
  • Optional Relay Adapters
  • Phone App/Sync
  • Remote Door Control
  • Vehicle Diagnostics

 

Favorite Feature:

It has to be the ability to crowd source alerts. The map on the smart phone app will display alters flagged by either you or other users to remind you of road hazards and issue, like potholes and roadworks.

Check out the the VOYO Kickstarter Page to check out all of it’s awesome features and head over to their website to pre-order a VOYO package.

CarDroid | Car Diagnostic Kickstarter Funded in December 2015

 

The CarDroid, developed by Canadian company UonMap, is a reactive emergency system that records your driving in real time and pushes notifications when an accident or impact occurs. This means that your family can be notified if the worst happens to you and provides them with the data needed to ensure the emergency services can get to you quickly and efficiently.

 

Funding Goal:

$30,000

Funding Achieved:

$35,283

Features:

 

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Car Accident Notification
  • GPS Positioning
  • Wifi Positioning
  • Wifi Hotspot
  • Motion Detection
  • ODB Adapter
  • Phone App/Sync
  • Vehicle Diagnostics

 

Favorite Feature:

We think that the accident notification is a pretty great direction to take a product like this. Empowering the people who care about you to take action and provide them with the location, street view, crash data, etc makes complete sense. You can see it all on one screen in a browser so it makes acting quickly super simple!

The CarDroid campaign finished in December 2015 and has since branched into multiple product models: uTrace, uDrive, and uWatch. You can order a CarDroid on their website for £102.

Fuse | Car Diagnostic Kickstarter Funded in November 2013

 

Fuse was a big hit in 2013 and it’s easy to see why. This early on kickstarter uses a combination of a ODB adapter, a mobile application, and a personal cloud build to intelligently gauge your cars health, your driving habits, and help improve both.

With features like speed notifications, fuel cost management, and trip expenditure tracking, the Fuse was a huge success.

Funding Goal:

$60,000

Funding Achieved:

$79,024

Features:

  • Navigation
  • Trip Tracking
  • Phone App/Sync
  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Speedometer
  • Fuel Management
  • Car Tracker

 

Favorite Feature:

The ability to track and classify trips that you regularly take is a great feature, especially considering in continually refactors it’s suggestions to improve your driving efficiency. The app even syncs with your contacts for those routes, automatically notifying them when you set off and when you’re close to arrival.

Check out the the Fuse Kickstarter Page to see why it was a success for yourself. Unfortunately, Fuse isn’t currently offering new devices to the public, but you can head over to their website to keep up to date.

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