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RoadEyesBy RoadEyes
First created
RoadEyesBy RoadEyes
First created
€60,502
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
98
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 20 2016 3:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

recSMART, the first connected and social dashcam

recSMART is a dashcam with built-in WiFi and GPS that seamlessly connects to your smartphone while automatically and continuously recording your journey – vehicle position, speed, time as well as Full HD video of the road. recSMART allows you to share photos and videos from the road with our community of drivers and your social networks.

When you start your vehicle, the camera automatically and continuously records on the included 8GB Class 10 Micro-SD card. New records will overwrite the oldest automatically.  

Journeys, locations, videos or pictures sent from the camera to the smartphone via WiFi can be shared by email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, WeChat, Youtube, Snapchat etc. Users can also share their content with the RoadEyes community, as the application hosts its own feed on which registered users can post their contents and tell their driving story.

In case of a brutal acceleration or collision detected by the G-sensor, a sequence of 10 seconds (5 seconds before and 5 seconds after the shock) will automatically become secure and non-erasable on the Micro SD card. This will provide an objective video evidence in case of an accident, aggression or any other crucial road incident. Depending on your territory, such evidence is admissible in court and for insurance.

recSMART is a video black box for vehicles with a 140° wide-angle, equipped with a 3-axis G-sensor, WiFi connectivity, microphone and speaker, a 260 mAh built-in battery and a magnetic holder with GPS antenna to be mounted onto the windshield.

recSMART comes with an innovative wireless remote button to be placed on the steering wheel, the instrument panel or near the gear to take photos and videos without having to manipulate the camera or smartphone. The wireless remote button is connected to the camera wirelessly. When pressed, it will take a picture and a corresponding video (5 seconds before and after pressing) that will be pushed and automatically saved onto your smartphone (iOS & Android).

Share your driving story

The RoadEyes App allows you to share photos, videos and locations right off the road with our community of drivers across the globe and your own social networks. 

Have you witnessed an unusual scene, seen a beautiful landscape, or would you like to inform your business associates that you're stuck in traffic? Have you reached your destination and wish to inform your family? You can simply check your video timeline in the app or click on the snap remote button to capture these moments and share it with your entire community.

Risks and challenges

With the development of recSMART, we have decided to be redefined as an iOT (Internet of Things) company that develops hardware, software, mobile applications and services in line with the needs of an increasing mobile, social and hyper-connected audience.

After years of expertise in the traditional video black box for vehicles market, we have identified that this product category tends to have a negative connotation and alarming aspect, so over the years we developed strategies on how we could make it social and fun, without altering its core safety function.

As we needed to take a different approach, we shift our focus on all those drivers, their data, emotions they collect everyday. This inspired us to create a community for a connected road, where people could share their driving story across the globe: photos, videos, locations and their driver's profile.

Given the inherently-social DNA of this product, it became obvious that the best way to boost its development and introduce it to the public was through a Kickstarter campaign.

Through the past months, the biggest challenges we have faced are the following:

- Software: Our mobile application required the development of a highly complex cloud server infrastructure to host a large amount of driver data (photos, videos, journeys) and a sophisticated architecture to develop our own social network where users can relate with other community members.

- Marketing: This project has led us to rethink our brand position and image. We have chosen to give ourself a more playful, accessible and social feel, with a colorful, cartoonesque and fun identity.

- Strategic: Although our previous generations of products have been distributed within Europe’s traditional retail channels, we wanted to take the risk to present this new project to the public directly and thereby seize a potential opportunity to start engaging and building our community.

This Kickstarter campaign marks a new era for us, our mission is to create an ecosystem that allows drivers to capture and share moments.

We sincerely hope we will get your support to achieve this,

RoadEyes Team

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    Pledge 1€ or more to receive RoadEyes exclusive updates and to be mentioned in our wall of fame when the campaign ends! We're grateful for your support :)

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    recSMART account to joint RoadEyes community & recKEY by RoadEyes, a Bluetooth-connected keyring to easily find your keys, car and smartphone

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    Pledge €99 or more About $112

    **EARLY BIRDS**
    recSMART + 8GB micro SD Card

    SAVE 50% off MSRP (199€)

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    Pledge €129 or more About $146

    **SPECIAL KICKSTARTER OFFER**
    recSMART + 8GB micro SD Card

    SAVE 35% off MSRP (199€)

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    Pledge €159 or more About $180

    **COUPLE PACK**
    recSMART
    + 2 magnetic mounts (for 2 vehicles)
    + 16GB micro SD Card

    SAVE 35% off MSRP (249€)

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    Pledge €259 or more About $294

    **FAMILY PACK**
    2 recSMART
    + 2 magnetic mounts
    + 2 16GB micro SD Cards
    (for 2 vehicles)

    SAVE 45% off MSRP (479€)

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    Pledge €759 or more About $861

    **CORPORATE PACK**
    6 recSMART
    + 6 magnetic mounts
    + 6 16GB micro SD Cards
    (for 6 vehicles)

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    Pledge €1,799 or more About $2,041

    **FLEET PACK**
    15 recSMART
    + 15 magnetic mounts
    + 15 16 GB micro SD Cards
    (for 15 vehicles)

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Funding period

- (30 days)