A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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!
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
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.
【 just ONE CAMERA can provide multiple view modes 】
【 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)
1. Argus can show as wide as 4-lane span, no more blind spots when changing lanes.
2. Argus can display as big and clear as a tablet, no more squinting when looking at the back.
3. Argus can bypass obstacles as if using binoculars, no more hindrance when reversing.
4. Argus can neglect any spotty window as if having wipers, no more impaired vision under rain or snow.
5. Argus can see as sharp as owl's eyes, no more bat alike when driving at night or through tunnels.
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:
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
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.
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.