Everyone can now benefit from Android-powered voice-activated in-car technology with the Smart Dash
Bradenton, Florida, August 5th 2014 – The Smart Dash, ( www.thesmartdash.com ) a technology startup with a mission to improve safety, by offering the latest in smart phone vehicle connectivity, today announced the launch of an affordable solution for the used car market.
“At a time when car manufacturers are partnering with the likes of Apple and Google to provide smart phone connectivity for new cars, we set out to provide the same technology to the used car market where it’s most needed”, said Andrew Britt Co-Founder.
The Smart Dash is fully voice activated which 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. The system offers other features such as engine health monitoring, driver behavior log and an optional rear facing camera.
The system connects your Android or Apple smart phone to an Android tablet, displaying all relevant information eliminating the need to touch or look down at your smart phone. The Linux based hardware, GPS receiver, accelerometer, 3 axis gyroscope and the latest Bluetooth technology connect the smart phone, stereo and vehicles on-board computer to create a seamless system.
“We designed The Smart Dash to be totally voice activated, easy to use, simple to install and at a price that is affordable to the 200 million used vehicle owners already on US roads” says Roger Pellew, Partner & Business Development Manager.
The engine health feature converts engine error codes into Lay terms giving vehicle owners a clear understanding when the check engine light is illuminated. Valuable info to have before visiting the mechanic! The driver behavior log means parents and business owners can monitor driving habits, good or bad. All of the benefits and features are accessed from just one App.
The Smart Dash will also offer interactive services such as personalized news feeds, weather and traffic alerts, accident assistance and a phone App that allows parents to voice message directly to their child’s vehicle. The company has partnered with T-Mobile to provide free music streaming and data plans with no overage charges.
Statistics indicate that there are over 1.5 million accidents and over 3000 deaths annually as a result of people using or handling their smart phones when driving. The Smart Dash intends to make a positive impact on these figures by allowing drivers to put their hands back on the wheel and eyes on the road where they belong.
The Smart Dash is portable and can be used in cars, trucks, semis, fleet vehicles and RVs.
The Smart Dash base system starts at just $195. Pre-order from Kickstarter http://kck.st/1rFYkYF or from www.thesmartdash.com
To learn more about The Smart Dash, visit the site at www.thesmartdash.com