About this project
iSCOUT is a patent pending Head-Up Display (HUD) that projects all the information required for driving such as car speed, fuel level, GPS navigation as a floating virtual image in front of the vehicle.
iSCOUT syncs to your smartphone and displays incoming calls, messages, reminders, social media content and other notifications along with several other features such as blind-spot view and an integrated dashcam.
The idea of a HUD is to make driving safer. The driver will not have to take his eye off the road to get any of the information he/she needs.
Recent researches show that it takes lesser time for a driver to get this information from a HUD as opposed to looking at a conventional display (phone screen/GPS device) as it takes considerably lesser time for the eye to shift focus from the road to the display and back. This ensures that the driver’s attention is on the road and therefore reduces the risk of accidents.
iSCOUT is available in Platinum and Ray Editions. The difference between these two editions are solely the aesthetics of the product. You may choose which design best suits the personality of your car.
The Platinum and Ray Editions both have a Premium and a Basic Model. The difference between the Premium and Basic Models are the Blind-spot cameras which are only integrated with the Premium Model.
iSCOUT’s navigation allows you to get live traffic feed and updates you on the speed limit, keeping your speed in check.
- Blind-Spot Cameras*only available in the Premium Models
Making lane changes have never been easier. You will never have to remember to look over your shoulders again, allowing you to focus on what’s in front of you.
- Gesture Control & Voice Command
Accept and reject calls with a swipe of your hand or compose a text through dictation. You will always maintain your control over the steering wheel.
iSCOUT’s dashcam allows you to record your journey which comes in handy in case of insurance claims or driving accident lawsuits.
- On-Board Diagnostics
iSCOUT’s ability to gain information from your dashboard means you don’t have to worry about low fuel warnings. Your device immediately searches for a gas station nearby.
- Stay Connected
Get access to all your notifications from your phone (text, social etc). Prioritize your apps and customize how you want them to be presented on your display. Remain on the grid, safely.
- Photochromic Screen
Never worry about the image quality on a bright sunny day. The screen dims according to the light intensity, allowing you to view your content effortlessly.
Customize your screen with the information you would want to view during your journey. iSCOUT has a friendly user interface which allows you to rearrange or disable any feature accordingly to suit your driving preference.
Setting up iSCOUT is quick and simple. iSCOUT adopts a plug and play approach: Just attach the mount onto iSCOUT and fasten the mount onto your dashboard. Plug in the OBD II port to iSCOUT and turn the device on. Once initiated, download the iSCOUT app from your App Store and connect your phone to iSCOUT via Bluetooth connection. The entire setup time takes approximately 2 minutes.
Our Kickstarter campaign goal of USD 50,000. The primary goal of this campaign is to demonstrate to our investors that we would have a healthy customer base. The amount earned from the Kickstarter campaign would go towards Testing & Certification of iSCOUT for mass production, to allow us to deliver iSCOUT by Thanksgiving 2016.
Co-Founders Nikhil and Noufal were classmates at University of Southern California. The moment of epiphany can be credited to one fateful night, when they were Ubering back home after a late night movie, and they witnessed in horror, the driver’s struggle to juggle her phone, steering wheel, navigation device and a manual shift stick. The popcorn, caffeine soda and adrenaline induced haze, got them thinking how cool it would be if there was a portable device to show everything a driver requires in front of her without having to look away from the road and risking everyone’s life. Also, Noufal’s near-fatal accident about a year back, owing to his absolutely ridiculous multi-tasking skills had made him a self-proclaimed champion of driving safety.
The Result: months of research, ideation, trials, failures, designing, prototyping, testing and caffeine culminated in iSCOUT
Risks and challenges
Risks and Challenges:
We have taken every step to ensure that we minimize the risk as much as possible.
We already have finalized our design and have partnered with a manufacturer to kickstart iSCOUT’s production and dispatch on time.
However, one of the possible scenarios where there might be a delay is if some changes are to be made to the hardware after testing for certification. We are not expecting any changes as we have done several simulations during the design phase.
We commit to you that we will deliver the product at the earliest, that we would remain transparent and stay in touch with you during the course of our journey, and will endeavour our best to honour the faith you have shown in us.
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