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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 1 2015 1:37 AM UTC +00:00
$13
pledged of $10,500pledged of $10,500 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 1 2015 1:37 AM UTC +00:00

About

Our mission: Improve travel trailer towing safety at an affordable price by enabling owners to use their smartphone as a rear view mirror.

As Airstream travel trailer owners, my wife and I travel quite a lot. One of the safety concerns we and many other travel trailer owners have is our inability to see what's behind our trailer while driving and backing. The auto or truck rear view mirror becomes useless when towing a trailer, especially a long one. Even side mirrors leave the driver with a blind spot immediately behind the trailer. This creates a danger when braking rapidly or changing lanes. 

In an effort to solve this problem, we hit upon the idea of using an IP camera to wirelessly transmit live streaming video from a the trailer rear window to our iPhone. With assistance from an electrical engineer and computer geek, we were able to solve the problems associated with transmitting a high quality, full motion image to the iPhone positioned on the tow vehicle windshield 35-50 feet away. As our video demonstrates, it works great! We have had many RVers asking when we'll have a system that will accommodate their Droid or Samsung phone.

We've proven our system works with iPhones 5 & 6 and have sold these systems for the past two months. We'd like to expand our offering to include smartphones using Android and other operating systems. Buying multiple smartphone and router brands/models for testing is prohibitively expensive for us; therefore, we are seeking funds sufficient to buy at least 6 other brands and models necessary to continue developing and expanding our product line. The result will be travel trailer owners will be able to use their other phone brands for rear view and back up. 

For complete details regarding how our system works and a more complete Youtube version than the one seen here go to rvrearviewcamera.com.

Risks and challenges

The primary challenge will be completing the project within a short time frame. There are so many technological nuances among the different smartphone operating systems that extensive testing is required. In addition actual road testing is necessary to insure the various systems actually work in practice, not just in theory.

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