Dride - Connected Dashcam with Safety Alerts & Apps.
Dride will enhance every aspect of your driving. protect you from dangerous distractions, and build a community around driving safely.
Hi! We’re a bunch of car fanatics who believe that the vehicles we are driving are unnecessarily primitive and downright dangerous! We’ve designed Dride to change that, and with it, the way we drive. Just as the time when no-one used seat belts rapidly faded we believe that the era of unintelligent cars should be a distant memory, and we are here to bring it about sooner than anyone expects.
Dride is our revolutionary new product built to enhance every aspect of your driving, protect you from dangerous mobile distractions, and build a community around driving smartly and safely. Dride is a dashcam, but does so much more. It comes with a real time safety alert system, navigation and voice-to-text technology. You can also build your own driving apps and make Dride as intelligent as you are. We made it possible for you to drive smart, now we need your help to share it with the world.
Dride cloud is a cloud DVR for drivers to save their footage and share this footage with our world-wide driving community while storing GPS locations and license plate numbers. With the use of Dride Cloud, reckless drivers will be encouraged to drive more responsibly, since they know that their dangerous speed or reckless actions will be documented and reported.
A community, a cloud, a hands-free driving device and a dashcam all in one. We're a group of geeks who love to create cool products, we've focused on the car industry because we believe it's the one place we can bring the most value to. This industry is controlled by the car manufacturers that have traditionally produced closed systems that can’t receive updates once they’ve left the factory. This is a recipe for obsolescence. Dride is our vision of what a car should be: Natural and intuitive voice controls, a driving companion watching the road and alerting you if you're not paying attention, and empowering the driving community to force drivers to take responsibility for their driving.
Our alert system warns you if you are in danger and watches your back during your journey.
Our application provides you with your customizable account where you can discover new and exciting Dride apps designed by our Dride community. On our application, you can also upload your own driving videos, share with other Dride drivers, control your Dride and personalize it to your car.
In addition to Alexa, Dride has custom-designed features that will allow you to interact with your phone. You can have Dride read and write your text messages and navigate you to your destination so that you can keep your eyes off your phone and on the road!
With our open source software, you can create your own car apps, and personalize them for the kind of experience that you want to have while driving. Dride allows you to create an infinite amount of apps for anything you can think of. Want to make an app to report parents that forget their children in their car, put an end to reckless drivers on the road or alert yourself when you are passing your favorite coffee house, have Dride record your to-do list while driving or set-up reminders? Do it!
We are giving you the tools and the platform now it’s yours to play with! We are using Raspberry Pi that enables other programmers to build their own app on our platform. Our mission is to create a friendly environment for developers which is why Dride is built on Raspberry PI. So not only was it the perfect platform for us but it already has an enormous community with plenty of innovative projects that can work with Dride.
We wanted to create something as simple as possible which is why we decided to eliminate the screen so that drivers focus strictly on the road when driving. It’s small and compact size, it hides discreetly behind your front mirror. Our design is inspired by minimalism and clean shapes which is why there is only one button on the Dride. Light indicators.
Risks and challenges
Building a product like Dride has its challenges and designing the technology and service that Dride provides was even harder. This is why we decided to build Dride on the raspberry PI which took a lot working on hardware off our shoulders without compromising on quality!
Dride’s software is ready for early users and it can be installed on your raspberry Pi right now. Developing the HAT was a bit more challenging and we are excited to share that we mastered it and are looking forward to having you use it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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