WE'RE MAKING IMPROVEMENTS
Firstly we would like to thank everybody for their support and belief in The Smart Dash. We are however announcing the cancellation of our current campaign. HOWEVER, this is not bad news! Not at all.
A recent development breakthrough means that The Smart Dash will be even better than we had initially planned! We’re now able to offer the system to be compatible with BOTH Android and iOS tablets which is a huge step forward. We’re totally committed to providing the very best product possible!
We will be re-launching with an enhanced product and campaign soon.
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Thanks again you wonderful people!
ALL car manufacturers now supply smart phone connectivity options in their new vehicles. Why? Because its a much safer way to interact with your smart phone when driving.
But what if you are one of the 200 million used vehicles on US roads that don’t have the latest technology and its safety benefits? Now there is a solution.
The Smart Dash has been designed to work in ALL types of vehicles. It allows you to use the features and services from you smart phone while eliminating the need to touch your phone when driving.
This means you don't need to look down at your phone, can keep both hands on the wheel and concentrate on the road ahead.
There are three types of distractions
while driving. Visual, manual and cognitive. By looking down at your phone,
driving with one hand and concentrating on your phone, you affect all three of
We’ve designed The Smart Dash to limit
the physical interaction with the touch screen by making all of the commands
voice activated. This allows you to use your voice to access your contacts and make calls, hear and dictate text messages/emails and access navigation and play your stored music.
If you ever need to touch the tablet
screen, it will display exactly what you need with large, easy to see and
The Smart Dash seamlessly, effortlessly
and instantly provides access to everything you need from the smart phone when
driving and blocks access to the things you don't.
Smart Dash provides:
Voice activated commands
Hands free calling
Voice memo and calendar
Rear facing camera
time weather and traffic alerts
and receive Smart Voice messages
Engine health monitoring
Driver behavior log, with parental
The Smart Dash comprises an App which
can be installed on any Android tablet (version 4.2 or higher) and an
intelligent interface. The App and interface connect the
tablet, your smart phone, the car's on-board computer and existing stereo.
The Smart Dash works with both Apple
and Android smart phones. It’s portable and easy to install without tools or
complicated wiring. It’s a tablet based system and thus fully updateable as we
implement new features and functions!
Comes with everything you need
including the App, the interface, dash or windshield mounting brackets, a
vehicles on-board computer connector and all cables. You can use your own
Android tablet (4.2 or higher).
Comes with a Android 8" tablet, the App, the interface, dash and windshield mounting brackets, a
vehicles on-board computer connector and all cables.
Value for Money -
You can’t put a price on safety. The Smart Dash complete system costs less than your daily cup of coffee, at only $1.15 a day over one year.
You can use your own Android tablet
or purchase one of our kits including a tablet. Our partnership with T-Mobile means
we can offer a range of tablets and data plans. These data plans have great
benefits, including FREE music streaming, NO data caps and NO data overage
charges. This means that if you reach the limit of your data plan, your data
speed will simply slow down, instead of being charged for another months data.
The answer: Everyone on the road.
Young Drivers – Let’s face it, no matter what you say, young drivers are
prone to peer pressure and will probably use their phone in an unsafe way. The
Smart Dash enables young drivers to make a call or hear a text without having
to ever look at their phone.
Parents – How many times have you put your family at risk by
checking a text or looking at the maps when driving locally or on vacation? The
Smart Dash enables you to keep your eyes on the road, make a hands free call and
hear turn by turn navigation.
Traveling Professionals – You’ll be able to link to your calendar and display your appointment locations on
the maps. You can now conduct business in a much safer manner when on the road.
Flying somewhere and renting a car? No problem, just plug and go!
Commercial drivers –Because it’s portable, The Smart Dash can be moved easily
from one vehicle to another and connects to any existing stereo.
Every contributor to our campaign
will have a voice in helping us shape the product. You’ll become an exclusive
member of The Smart Dash community. We’ll be reaching out to you regularly for
feedback and suggestions to further enhance The Smart Dash experience. Of
course, we welcome developer’s involvement!
ALL perks INCLUDE domestic shipping to mainland USA.
Want multiple perks?
Simply add the price of each perk together and enter the total into the Pledge
Example: If you want 3 Early Bird Complete Systems, then add the $395+$395+$395
and enter $1185 in the Pledge Amount field.
Needless to say, the greater amount
of money we raise, the greater the features and the sooner we can bring the
product to market.
Dash LIVE - will give you more services than any other vehicle entertainment
time weather and traffic alerts
and receive Smart Voice Messages (SVM) with other Smart Dash users
news and sports feeds
alert in the case of a collision
health monitoring and diagnostics
and track vehicles location
much more to come.
Music Streaming - We’re in discussions with some of the world’s largest music
streaming companies to make their services available to The Smart Dash users.
Other popular Apps – We’re also talking with other exciting popular App providers
to give you access to some of your favorite Apps.
The Smart Dash Pro – We plan to develop dedicated features to give companies unrivaled levels of interactive, safe and fast
communication with its vehicles and staff when using The Smart Dash platform.
New Features – The Smart Dash will continue to evolve with input from
the community. We already have plans for you to be able to share information
with other Smart Dash users including hotel, restaurant and retail store
reviews, as well as gas price comparisons.
By contributing to our campaign, you’ll
become a key partner in providing the much needed solution to a growing
We’ve self-funded the project to
date with capital and sweat-equity and have gone as far as we can financially.
Your contribution will enable us to finalize the project and bring this much
needed solution to market.
Specifically, your contribution will enable us to:
- Finalize development
of the APP software
- Finalize development
of on-line systems
- Purchase production tooling for the
- Secure bulk prices on long lead time
- Enable us to develop more optional extras, such as steering wheel controls
- Develop strategic partnerships
We plan on manufacturing EVERYTHING
right here in the USA. That’s not a bad thing either!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
PRODUCT NOTES: A data connection will be needed for The Smart Dash LIVE services.The Smart Dash LIVE services will ONLY be
available to the US market when the product is launched. We hope this service
will be extended as The Smart Dash expands into other countries.
Risks and challenges
Smart Dash Risks and Challenges
We, of all people, want to ensure that The Smart Dash system comes to fruition as quickly as possible and provide the much needed solution to the ever growing problem of hand held, phone related distractions. Our team is committed to making a positive impact in reducing the 1.3 million accidents and over 3000 deaths a year on American roads arising from this bad driving habit.
As Co-founders of The Smart Dash, we each bring decades of electronic, mechanical, programming and business development experience, with proven results from past ventures. Each team member is adept at identifying, prioritizing and remedying any and all challenges.
We’ve tapped into our comprehensive vault of quality North American based suppliers to eliminate the potential problems commonly encountered when dealing with overseas suppliers. Having these local partners will ensure a speedier development.
Our Risks and Challenges:
Manufacturing - Fortunately, The Smart Dash requires the manufacturing of just two items: the interface circuit board and plastic housing. Our solid relationships with these proven partners will ensure a speedy and smooth procurement process, but with the development of any new electronic device there’s always the potential for errors and delays.
Programming – The programming process is well underway with a solid team of engineers, but there will be challenges and obstacles for us to overcome. Our team thrives at finding solutions to challenges.
Tweaks and Adjustments – Through the development of The Smart Dash, we’ll be making tweaks and adjustments to improve the end user experience. We have allowed for this time within the overall development schedule.
Fulfillment – Because we’re outsourcing the interface components and purchasing the brackets, cables, tablets, back-up cameras and OBD2 connectors, there is always a potential for supplier delays. We’ve selected multiple partners to supply the ‘off the shelf’ items and have alternate suppliers lined up for the manufacture of the interface components. Shipping issues should not be an issue, given we’re only sourcing products from North America.
Needless to say, regardless of the risks we have identified, there is always the possibility we may experience unforeseen challenges that could delay the release of The Smart Dash. We believe we have solid contingency plans in place to eliminate or limit any delay, if it were to occur.
We’ve always considered ourselves as solution providers and we’re confident we’ve created a safer solution to the growing texting and driving epidemic that everyone can benefit from.
Your commitment to helping us achieve our goal brings us closer to providing this much needed solution.
Join us and become part of that solution!
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