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World's first and only FHD solution! Together with its 180° rear camera, you will “see” dangers and “avoid” accidents ahead of time!
World's first and only FHD solution! Together with its 180° rear camera, you will “see” dangers and “avoid” accidents ahead of time!
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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

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When driving, don’t you often get frustrated by the blind spots that cannot be fully reflected by vehicle’s rearview mirror when changing lanes or backing up? Especially when the car is packed with passengers or cargos, the driver’s view is often hindered and the rearview mirror seems to be obsolete? Even worse, when there is a child or dog behind the vehicle, the rearview mirror simply cannot see them and thus cause irretrievable grief?

Argus had heard your voice and decided to develop a revolutionary “full-screen display mirror” to solve this nearly century issue!

(blind spots of the traditional rearview mirrors)
(blind spots of the traditional rearview mirrors)

 

  • To see as big as possible
  • To see as clear as possible
  • To see as wide as possible
  • To see beyond passengers or cargo
  • To see below vehicle's rear window 
  • To see during poor weather conditions 
  • To see at night and low-lit environments 
  • To see against strong back headlights

 

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(above images belong to their respective owners)


 


It is essentially a hybrid rearview mirror system of the conventional mirror with a full-screen size TFT LCD panel, displaying real-time images captured by the rear camera and showing ultra-wide angle views of the vehicle's back.  It is designed to eliminate the blind spots of any traditional rear view mirror.  Through own proprietary technologies and parts, Argus can provide the highest clarity and widest viewing angles without image lag or loss.  



Features




Highlights

【 just ONE CAMERA can provide multiple view modes 】

 

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(above were actual photos taken at same time & same spot)

 

(above were actual photos taken at same time & same spot)
(above were actual photos taken at same time & same spot)



【 just ONE TOUCH can adjust 3 different levels of brightness】  

  • HI - high (when ambient is extremely sunny and bright)
  • ME - medium (when ambient is relatively grey)
  • LO - low (when ambient is dark or prefer less eye-dazzling)
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Performance


1. Argus can show as wide as 4-lane span, no more blind spots when changing lanes.

(180° ultra wide-angle views by 2MP rear camera)
(180° ultra wide-angle views by 2MP rear camera)

 

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2. Argus can display as big and clear as a tablet, no more squinting when looking at the back.

(exceptional clarity with FHD 8.88" TFT LCD screen)
(exceptional clarity with FHD 8.88" TFT LCD screen)

 

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3. Argus can bypass obstacles as if using binoculars, no more hindrance when reversing.

(bypass inside cargo or passengers)
(bypass inside cargo or passengers)

 

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4. Argus can neglect any spotty window as if having wipers, no more impaired vision under rain or snow.

(not afraid of blotchy windows)
(not afraid of blotchy windows)

 

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5. Argus can see as sharp as owl's eyes, no more bat alike when driving at night or through tunnels. 

(low-light compensated and back headlight suppressed)
(low-light compensated and back headlight suppressed)

 

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Specifications

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(major specs listed)




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Although professional installation is always more recommended, but Argus can still be installed by anyone in 8 simple steps: 

      

   

   

   


Argus has completed PVT (production verification test) stage which is designed to ensure necessary quality before mass production. Meanwhile, Argus also had obtained BSMI certification and preparing for UL and E/e-Mark. The pledges from backers will be used toward the following:

  • UL application
  • More variety of mirror and camera mounting designs
  • Mass production budget 

Moreover, backers' support will serve as an indication of our project potential in various countries.The more pledge that Argus receives from a certain area, the higher chance of having a local sales and support center set up in that particular region!

  

 

 

 

 


Argus is developed by a group of high-tech veterans who simply want to make this world a safer place!

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

【Risks】
Every new technological product comes with chance of inability to realize designs or to arrive at mass production eventually. Furthermore, if there may be certain strict certifications or special taxation required, then the time length to solve such issues might be very unpredictable.

Argus had foreseen these threats thus strive to minimize backers' risks by launching pledges during PVT stage, whereas the product had already gone through stringent testings and actual installations. Also, Argus' collaborating factory is world renown with volume production and quality assurance. Moreover, with at least one certification previously obtained, it can be used as a strong evidence and reference to pass other certifications. However, import duty might be an uncontrollable factor as there were no prior similar product to reference to. Nevertheless, Argus will make its full effort to work with the best custom broker to eliminate such danger.

【Challenges】
Argus' biggest challenge is installation support. Due to thousands of car models on the roads, it is nearly impossible to have only one standard for all vehicles. However, Argus still made its best effort to create a general guideline to lead through installation. But it will become very helpful if all the backers could feedback their tips or problems when installing, in order for Argus to improve along the way.

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    Pledge US$ 299 or more About US$ 299

    Final Countdown Rewards in Single

    --Limited to first 5 backers--

    **Package includes:
    - 1 x FHD full display rearview mirror
    - 1 x FHD 3 view-mode rear camera
    - 1 x complete installation kit of mirror hinge, cables, camera clip, user manuals, etc.

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    KS Backer Special

    **Package includes:
    - 1 x FHD full display rearview mirror
    - 1 x FHD 3 view-mode rear camera
    - 1 x complete installation kit of mirror hinge, cables, camera clip, user manuals, etc.

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    Pledge US$ 529 or more About US$ 529

    Super Early Backer in Duo

    --Limited to first 10 backers--

    **Package includes:
    - 2 x FHD full display rearview mirror
    - 2 x FHD 3 view-mode rear camera
    - 2 x complete installation kit of mirror hinge, cables, camera clip, user manuals, etc.

    --$549 saving on future retail price @ $1078 or more

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    Super Early Backer in Trio

    --Limited to first 5 backers--

    **Package includes:
    - 3 x FHD full display rearview mirror
    - 3 x FHD 3 view-mode rear camera
    - 3 x complete installation kit of mirror hinge, cables, camera clip, user manuals, etc.

    --$868 saving on future retail price @ $1617 or more

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    Pledge US$ 289 or more About US$ 289

    Super Early Backer in Single

    --Limited to first 30 backers--

    **Package includes:
    - 1 x FHD full display rearview mirror
    - 1 x FHD 3 view-mode rear camera
    - 1 x complete installation kit of mirror hinge, cables, camera clip, user manuals, etc.

    --$250 saving on future retail price @ $539/pc or more

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