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Jul 19, 2015 10:21 EST

Caruma – The World’s Smartest Connected Car Device: Upgrade your car with all the convenience & fun of the digital age to keep you safe, smart, & social

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 19, 2015

Caruma – The World’s Smartest Connected Car Device

The Nest Dropcam™ Like Device for Your Car

We have seen some really cool devices that connect the 90 million homes in America to the cloud. But what we haven’t seen is a device that leverages the full power of the Internet to connect the over 250 million cars and their drivers. That’s as important if not more! 

To solve this problem, we’re introducing Caruma. Caruma is an innovative all-in-one connected car device that connects your car to the cloud. Caruma delivers intelligent notifications, helpful insights, and dual high-definition video that live-streams wirelessly to your smartphone. Caruma instantly upgrades your car with all the convenience and fun of the digital age to keep you safe, smart, and social.

  • SAFE: Get intelligent notifications with recorded video, as well as the option to watch live, if an alert is triggered while you car is parked or on the go.
  • SMART: Cloud based machine-learning algorithms spot trends and provides helpful insights and practical advice giving you the information you need to drive smarter. 
  • SOCIAL: Record and share all of your adventures in full HD with dual cameras that extend both forward and back and from one side mirror to the other.
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Stay Cool, Calm, & Connected

Caruma turns your car into the hottest spot on the highway. For families on the go, Caruma’s built in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot provides a more powerful Internet and Wi-Fi connection than a smartphone or under-the-dash mounted devices. Now you can give passengers the ability to connect multiple smart devices to the Internet, without draining your phone’s battery.

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Innovative Approach to Car Security

Caruma’s monitoring solution with Active Sensing Technology goes way beyond your car’s perimeter.  It lets you see what’s happening inside your car and out. Caruma intuitively records visual evidence that provides you and your car around-the-clock safety & protection.

Controlled entirely from your smartphone, Caruma sends you an intelligent notification when it senses anything out of the ordinary – from sounds and movement that could mean a collisionvandalism, or theft, to overspeeding,  geofencing, and aggressive driving. Instantly receive, view, and act on the alerts wherever you are.  Giving you peace of mind.

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Modern Approach to Car Insurance

 

Caruma’s Insurance Telematics Technology utilizes state-of-the-art sensors and advanced algorithms to generate a driving score based on data such as acceleration, braking, speeding, and cornering. This modern approach allows car insurance companies to develop a more personalized rate that could also save you money. Caruma transforms the goal from getting home fast to getting home safe.

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Easy Setup & Affordable Price

Protecting you and your car doesn’t need to be complicated. Or expensive. Caruma sets up in minutes with no installation, contracts, or monthly fees required. Simply place Caruma above your car’s dashboard, plug it in, and connect it to your smartphone. That’s it!  Caruma is loaded with technology that works with ANY car! 

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Never Miss a Moment 

Caruma’s compact and portable design features powerful dual wide-angle lens cameras with HD video that not only protects you and your car, but also captures those memorable moments with your friends and family.

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Transform Your Everyday Drive

Caruma is an entire connected car ecosystem consisting of cutting-edge hardware and software working together in sync, to safely and continuously exchange information.  This information allows Caruma to analyze patterns, spot trends and learn from drivers.

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Small & Powerful

Actual prototype photos

  • Dual HD Cameras: Capture superior image quality using wide-angle glass lenses with low light performance. 
  • Motion Sensors: State-of-the-art gyroscope, accelerometer, and proximity sensors, monitor and protect your car while it’s parked or on the go. 
  • GPS: Provides precision location and time information.
  • 4G LTE Cellular: For seamless and continuous M2M connectivity with the cloud.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Creates a high-speed hotspot between Caruma and your smart devices.
  • Bluetooth LE: Offers enhanced pairing to a range of accessories.
  • MicroSD Slot: For on-board storage with loop recording capabilities (card not included).
  • LED: Lights up with a gorgeous glow to provide real-time visual feedback that will raise your driving awareness.
  • Microphone: Records crisp, clear sound with minimal distortion and a high dynamic range.
  • Speaker: Emits audio feedback and acts as an alarm. 
  • Alert Button: Press to send an urgent notification to anyone on your emergency contact list.
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery powers Caruma even while your car is off.

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Say Hello to Drive

Caruma’s Drive mobile app records video, receives intelligent notifications, improves safety, and so much more!

  • Intelligent Notifications: Receive intelligent notification with an option to view live when Caruma senses anything out of the ordinary.  Caruma even notifies you if it detects an extreme situation that could indicate a potential crash.
  • Video Recording: Set Caruma to auto to continuously record video inside and outside your car. Create video clips of those epic moments and instantly save them in the cloud for easy locating and safekeeping.
  • Driving Trends: View helpful insights and practical advice that can reduce travel time, lower costs, improve safety, and increase driver’s performance. 
  • Trip History: Review trip history by day, week, or month. Track mileage and categorize trips for easy expense reporting. 
  • Vehicle Tracking: Get up-to-the-minute speed and location updates.  Set overspeeding, geofencing, and aggressive driving alerts. 

And this is just the beginning…  

With Caruma’s open API and Developer Program, we’re letting you leverage what our products can do. By giving you access to various functions, we’re giving you the tools you need to build interesting and meaningful integrations. But this isn’t about simply connecting with our ecosystem. This is about working behind the scenes to anticipate people’s needs, customizing the user experience, and connecting their cars to their favorite people, places and things. And were providing the tools to make that a reality.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with. So go for it. Build away! 

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Not Just Another Piece of Technology 

When creating something that is meant to sit above your car’s dashboard, it became even more important that we designed something that you’ll be happy with being there all the time. To achieve this, we’ve put a lot of time into making sure our design language is congruent. You’ll notice that the curvature of Caruma’s body is precisely the same as the camera lenses, and all of the other features have exactly the same circular shape. Paying attention to these details and sticking strictly to our design language is what has made our product so sexy — if we do say so ourselves.

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Who is Caruma For?

So no matter if you drive for work, to work, or for fun, Caruma is your perfect connected car companion!

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All We Need is You

The hard part is done, now we need your help in bringing Caruma to life!  Now we’re turning to you, the crowdfunding community, to help turn what began as our passion into a reality.  Back our campaign and together we can make our roads safer, our cars smarter, and our lives more connected.

Connect with Caruma

Whether you’re a customer, developer, blogger or just a fan, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected]  

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Join Our Community

We have put you at the heart of our products to ensure we build what drivers want.  Join Our Community and help us continue to innovate and create future ideas.  Even better, become a community expert and receive rewards.

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© 2015 Caruma Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Caruma and the Caruma Data Points logo are trademarks of Caruma Technologies. USA and international patents pending.

Designed with passion in Silicon Valley

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Caruma is Hiring

We’re not a traditional technology company. And we’re not looking for traditional technologist. We’re looking for the rock stars. The outliers. The driven. The optimists who engage and influence others. The ones who believe there are always faster, simpler, or just plain better ways to do things with ideas that excite and inspire us. Ideas that capture our imagination and leave us thinking of the possibilities long after the meeting has ended. View our current openings or email us at [email protected]

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Project Credits

The Caruma team feels deeply grateful to our project partners, and all those who have taken the time to read about our campaign and contribute what they could to helping us get off the ground. Our partnership with the Indiegogo community of people committed to bringing new things to life is an essential part of our DNA. We thank you for your support!

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Risks & Challenges

We’ve used commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for many of Caruma’s electronic components and subsystems. This significantly reduces risk in design, development, production and operation. But we recognize that projects like this will inevitably have surprises. Suppliers may be late, or component designs that worked well in development may need to be revised after more extensive field-testing. However, we have built a strong network of experts in engineering, product design, tooling, manufacturing, distribution, and certification. Among us, we have decades of experience and we are confident that we’ll be able to overcome any surprises or challenges that may pop up along the way. 

We pride ourselves on relentless execution and never settling for “good enough”. We are working around the clock, and around the world to ensure that we can build a great product and deliver on time. But regardless, we know that communication and transparency is the key to our success, and our future depends on how well we meet your expectations. We promise you our complete devotion to bringing Caruma into production and into your car!

Contact Information:

Chris Carson

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