There are all kinds of ways to add more “smart” to your vehicle such as an OBD app to find problems using your smartphone, purchasing a Bluetooth adapter for the AUX port, purchasing a dash cam, etc.
However, the newest connected car system is called Raven, which will integrate all your smart features into one device.
Raven has two HD cameras – one in the front and the other in the back. Users can also track data from their vehicle using the OBD port, and you’ll be given a customizable dashboard display. The information can be accessed from anywhere with the Raven mobile app.
The recording feature of Raven will give you a more precise, detailed look at circumstances that involve the vehicle. You can find out who is really at fault in an accident and why the accident occurred in the first place. You’ll receive notifications by phone, be it Android or iOS when Raven detects someone bumping into your car or glass breaks. With real-time information, you can act quickly.
Some of the other features included in the Raven are but are not limited to:
- Live video streaming
- 24/7 security monitoring
- Video in and around the vehicle
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Weather and road condition updates
- Real-time road advice
- Driver-safety reports
The Raven Dashcam features 1080p and 720p video capture resolution and a 2-inch LCD display. It also comes with a remote control for easy and convenient use. The optical sensor technology used is CMOS and the real angle of view is 140 degrees. The dashcam is lightweight at 0.37 pounds and batteries are included.
The Raven, which has an initial cost of $300, also has an ongoing cost, as it uses the T-Mobile cellular connection to send consumers to live data. The three service subscription plans range from $8 a month to $32 a month. With the most expensive plans, users can do 400 live check-ins each month.
Upon purchase, consumers get three months of the basic plan, but you don’t need a subscription service to track car information and record video.
Klashwerks developed Raven to be an all-in-one connected vehicle answer for any driver and their family. It is the first of its kind and can help ease your mind about your vehicle at all times.