Klashwerks Emerges to Launch All-in-One Connected Car Technology
【Summary】Klashwerks, the Ottawa-based design and technology company focused on the emerging connected car market, today announced its official launch with the introduction of its flagship product, Raven a dash mounted device which makes any vehicle a connected car.
OTTAWA, ON — Klashwerks, the Ottawa-based design and technology company focused on the emerging connected car market, today announced its official launch with the introduction of its flagship product, Raven a dash mounted device which makes any vehicle a connected car.
Raven's technology will give cars the intelligence and voice needed to communicate with drivers how to be smarter, safer and more connected while on the road. Features including internal and external dash cameras, a security system, mobile app integration, LTE cellular and GPS navigation. Raven integrates some of the world's most comprehensive auto solutions into a single product.
The Raven device works with its companion mobile app to deliver real-time updates via its multi-display dashboard. The device monitors a vehicle's data. Car owners can even monitor the vehicle remotely using the Raven's two onboard cameras.
The Raven Smartphone App
The app's dashboard provides live status updates from a vehicle, including live camera views inside and outside the car, location, speed, and fuel level. The app can even be used to set boundaries, providing an update when the vehicle travels outside of them.
"Our vehicles can be a source of freedom and enjoyment, but a source of worry as well. Raven wants to change that," said Russell Ure, Klashwerks CEO. "Raven brings your car to life in a way that doesn't deter from the 'freedom of the open road' mindset through the infusion of intuitive technology that drives with you, not for you."
Current connected car technologies available to consumers lack the ability to encompass all the vital information most drivers crave — including updates on weather, traffic, road conditions and vehicle diagnostics. Raven serves as the car's intelligent driving companion, making it easy to interact with the vehicle and stay connected with family and friends in a way that's never before been possible.
"The Raven device is like the eyes and ears of my car that I never had," said Raven beta customer Patrick Delplancke. "Not only does it tell me when it's being driven, but I no longer have to worry about my wife or kids while they're on the go. It's great that I can check in on them in real-time through the camera and know right away when they're safe."
"The connected car market is the next large growth opportunity for cellular," said Daniel Crawford, Klashwerks director of R&D. "Raven marries cameras, telematics, security, cloud and mobile technologies into one seamless experience that drivers and their families will find difficult to live without. Under the hood, the sophistication and engineering packed into this makes it a product that's firing on all cylinders."
Types of drivers who will benefit from Raven include parents of young drivers and daily commuters. For example, when teens walk out the door with car keys in hand, parents want to know they're safe every mile of their trip. They can't always call or text (and shouldn't be while driving), so Raven proactively sends parents all the information they need about their young drivers and the cars they are wheeling around.
For many, the daily commute is often long and tedious. With so much time spent on the road, Raven provides a real-time window on users' driving, providing reassurance that they are OK. A quick gesture to Raven will capture these times for sharing with others. Raven also provides support for rideshare drivers, including Uber and Lyft drivers to maximize their returns.
Raven will be available for pre-sale purchase in Q1 2018 through www.raven.is.
Originally hailing from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry here in Silicon Valley. He has over 15 years of automotive experience and a bachelors degree in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the auto industry and beyond. He has worked at Uber on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology.
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