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Fuse gives your car a voice, connecting it with your world. Your car, your data, your way. We're throwing in data for KS backers!
Fuse gives your car a voice, connecting it with your world. Your car, your data, your way. We're throwing in data for KS backers!
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Fuse: Connecting Your Car to the Rest of Your Life

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Fuse is a revolutionary new product that makes your car smart and connects it to the rest of your life.  Data is included for Kickstarter backers at the $60K project goal. 

Just a few more days to go! We need your support to make Fuse a reality. Fuse is different from other connected car products. 

Select the $139 reward if you have one car, the $269 reward it you have two cars, the $399 reward for three cars, and the $599 for five cars. If you've got more cars than that, contact us for a special reward. 

We've also got a sponsorship level for people who really want to support Fuse. 

Free Data: The rewards on the right say "90 days free service", but in fact, we're including free data service with the devices for all of our Kickstarter supporters. We won't be able to offer this after the Kickstarter campaign is over, so get the devices you need now to take advantage of this. 

What is Fuse? 

Your car knows a lot more than its dashboard tells you. It knows how fast you’ve been going on every trip, your fuel mileage, your tire pressure, and much more. It even knows what your engine light really means — before it comes on. In fact your car has hundreds of sensors with interesting stuff to tell you, if you only had a way to listen.

Now you do, with Fuse.

Fuse is three things in one:  

  • smartphone app that gives you a second dashboard, 
  • An off-the-shelf gizmo that plugs into your car’s diagnostics outlet, and 
  • A personal cloud to connect your car with the rest of your life

We Need Your Help

We are coming to the Kickstarter community to help build this mobile app. We've already integrated an off-the-shelf sensor with our cloud-based platform and we're ready to collect and secure the data. We just need to build the mobile app. 

Fuse’s gizmo routes all your car’s data from a plug under your dashboard to your cloud, and adds GPS data as well, so you can see exactly where your car has been. The mobile app we're building in this project combines that information with anything else it would be good to know and gives you new ways to experience your car.

Carpooling

For example, Fuse can learn your driving patterns and automatically classify repeat trips, such as a carpool. It can associate your contacts with a carpool pickup, and automatically shoot over a message as you leave home and again as you approach the stop. Fuse helps you focus on driving. 

Track Your Trips

Fuse can associate trips with business, charity or other tax-deductible purposes.  Fuse automatically tracks every trip you make: start and stop locations, distance, cost, and time.  And Fuse learns your driving patterns so that it can automatically classify repeat trips. At the end of the year it's easy to report on your totals for tax and accounting purposes.  Fuse saves you time and money. 

Protecting Teen Drivers

Fuse can keep track of what your car is doing when it’s on the road without you — for example when your teenager is behind the wheel. You can learn more about your driving habits and those of others, and score them for safety, smart fuel use, and other measures. Fuse keeps you safe. 

Managing Fuel Costs

Fuse connects to other apps, for example ones that tell you gas station locations and prices. By watching that data and your own fuel levels, Fuse can tell you when and where you’ll get the most for your money by filling up. When fuel prices are going up, Fuse will help you fuel more often, taking advantage of the lower prices today. When fuel prices are going down, Fuse will help you get more out of each tank.

Maintenance and Expenses

Fuse keeps a log of your car expenses, and can share those with your financial apps. It can also work with your calendar app to schedule oil changes, tire rotations, registrations, and inspections. 

Fuse also solves the clues behind your dashboard’s Check Engine light, so you know more about what’s going on, and you can share the same information with your car’s mechanic.

How is Fuse Different? 

Fuse is all yours. Its data lives in your own cloud, not in some centralized service. In that cloud are all the connections between your car and any variety of apps and databases on your computer and smartphone.

Personal clouds are a new development in computing, led by Kynetx, Fuse’s parent company. With Kynetx’ open-source CloudOS, any person can have their own cloud, and so can any device, including your car. Most importantly, all of those are exclusively under your control, so you can run your life the same way you drive your car: independently. 

At a time when it seems like the rest of the world wants to monitor and control your life, Fuse is the first and only way you can monitor and control your own life, your own ways — starting with your car.

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How Do You Protect My Privacy?

All of the data is yours, and yours alone. We never sell your personal or vehicle data. All of your data is encrypted in transit and placed in a private account that you control access to. Our team is comprised of privacy and identity experts. We subscribe to the Respect Trust Framework. We want you to have complete control over your information, as well as confidence that it will not be misused.

The OBD II Device

The app we're building for this project makes use of an OBD II device that contains a GPS and cellular radio. The device plugs easily into your car's on-board diagnostics port, also known as the OBD II port, a standard port for reading data generated by your car.  Every American car built since 1996 has one of these ports. 

Once plugged into that port, our device reads messages on the car's data bus, and sends data from those message, plus information from the device's GPS to your cloud where the app makes sense of them and provides the features we've outlined above.  

We already have the device and have been using it with our platform for several months. 

Our OBD II Device (front view)
Our OBD II Device (front view)
Our OBD II Device (port view)
Our OBD II Device (port view)

Compatible Devices

You can use any CalAmp LMU-3000 (GSM) or Xirgo XT-2000 (GSM) with the Fuse network and mobile app. To do so, your device will need to be reflashed to load a new script. Your device will also need a new SIM card to put it onto the network we use for device connectivity.  Note: your device can only work with one network at a time, so making your device compatible with Fuse will mean that it no longer works with the system it is currently on. 

Data Portability

If you sell your vehicle, you can easily transfer the data to the new owner, proving the value and maintenance history of the car they are buying. Any personal information is automatically stripped away, protecting your privacy while providing the new owner with all of the data they need about their car.

Data Plans

We will included data for all of our Kickstarter supporters as a way of saying "thanks" for helping us get this off the ground. Even though the rewards say "90 days free service" the fact is that the free service will extend for as long as you own and use the device. We won't change a monthly fee for using the device. 

Risques et défis

The hardware is off-the-shelf and we've already integrated it with our cloud-based platform. We even have a prototype in the form of a web app. Now we just need to make the iPhone and Android apps and tie them to the cloud-based platform and API that already exist. Building the app isn't rocket science, it just takes time, money, and energy to build a quality app.

Our team has a lot of experience building software, from the backend to integrating services all the way down to apps running on your phone. While we have built many services and apps, we can't anticipate every little detail in a project. We believe we have all the hard questions answered, but there's always a few unknowns that can crop up.

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  1. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 39 $ ou plus Environ 39 $

    FUSE HERO - You'll get a Fuse T-shirt, Fuse sticker, and a thank you letter from the founders for helping us build something awesome.

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    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    11 contributeurs
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  2. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 69 $ ou plus Environ 69 $

    ALREADY CONNECTED - Have your own compatible sensor? We can retrofit it to work with the Fuse mobile app we're building.

    Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, retrofit of your existing car sensor, 90 days free service, and a Fuse sticker. (See text below for list of compatible devices.)

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    Contribution de 119 $ ou plus Environ 119 $

    EARLY BIRD - Be the early-bird and get the Fuse sensor and app for less! We are offering our first backers a very special reward.

    Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, one car sensor, 90 days free service, and a Fuse sticker.

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    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    Cette récompense n'est plus disponible. 75 contributeurs
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  4. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 139 $ ou plus Environ 139 $

    FUSE COMMUTER - The one car reward is perfect for the commuter or single-car household.

    Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, one car sensor, 90 days free service, and a Fuse sticker.

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    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    148 contributeurs
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  5. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 269 $ ou plus Environ 269 $

    FUSE POWER COUPLE - Have more than one car? The two-car reward is right for you. You can see the data and information for both of your cars in the app or online.

    Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, two car sensors, 90 days free service for each sensor, and a Fuse sticker.

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    Destination : États-Unis uniquement
    63 contributeurs
    $
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  6. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 399 $ ou plus Environ 399 $

    FUSE FAMILY - Have a small family fleet? Connect each of your cars with the three-car reward. You can see the data and information for all of your cars in the app or online.

    Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, three car sensors, 90 days free service for each sensor, and a Fuse sticker.

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    17 contributeurs
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  7. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 599 $ ou plus Environ 599 $

    FUSE FLEET - Have a larger family fleet? Connect each of your cars with the five-car reward. You can see the data and information for all of your cars in the app or online. Includes: the app for iPhone and Android, five car sensors, 90 days free service for each sensor, and a Fuse sticker.

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    2 contributeurs
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  8. Sélectionner cette récompense

    Contribution de 1 299 $ ou plus Environ 1 299 $

    FUSE SPONSOR - Become a Fuse sponsor and get your name and logo and link on the "About" page in the Fuse Apps.

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    2 contributeurs
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  9. Cette récompense n'est plus disponible.

    Contribution de 2 999 $ ou plus Environ 2 999 $

    FUSE DEVELOPER - Have your own ideas for how Fuse can make your life better? Become a development partner. Get early access to six Fuse sensors, the development platform, specifications, API, and other tools necessary to build your own applications on Fuse that take advantage of the car sensor data. On top of that, two of your engineers are invited to spend two days working on your app with the Fuse team. This is a great opportunity to jumpstart your product. We'll even throw in a few ski passes.

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