Smart products have gained massive traction over the last decade, changing the way we live and automating our lives to make life easier. However, when it comes to merging smart technology and cars, smart products have been quite a bit slower to catch on.
Notoriously slow at accepting change, the automotive industry didn’t even mandate airbags until 1998. So it comes as no surprise that until very recently the inclusion of things such as rear facing cameras on cars was nearly nonexistent.
Even with many manufacturers getting a head start on the mandate to include rear view cameras on all cars by 2018, they are still being adopted slowly in the market.
The problem is out of the 1.2 billion cars out there on the road, only 7% of them are actually newly purchased cars each year. This means, while many newer models do include rearview cameras, very few people are actually enjoying them.
Those at Pearl RearVision however, are working to change this through their Pearl RearVision Wireless Car Backup Camera.
A camera that fits onto your car via a theft proof license plate frame, this product allows you to see what is going on behind you as you revers, via your smartphone.
A genius solution to the mass desire for rearview cameras and lack of availability, the Pearl RearVision is changing the automotive game.
That said, we’ve put together a list of seven things you didn’t know about the Pearl RearVision Wireless Backup Camera and the team that surrounds it to help keep you informed.
1. All three founders of the Pearl RearVision were originally from Apple.
Having worked on numerous iPods and iPhones over their years at Apple, the trio decided to leave their positions in 2013 and create their own start up company. They now employee over 70 employees, 50 of which are actually previous Apple employees as well.
2. The Pearl RearVision automatically updates itself so you are always using the latest technology.
The problem with many rearview cameras is the technology is pretty outdated by the time you actually get it. The founders of Pearl however, didn’t want this to be an issue for their customers. That’s why the Pearl RearVision automatically updates itself whenever new technology becomes available.
3. The Pearl RearVision works with nearly all vehicles!
Because it is fitted to your car as a license plate frame, all you need to enjoy the Pearl RearVision is a car with space for a standard license plate.
4. The Pearl RearVision won eight different awards at SEMA in 2016.
Competing with over 3,000 new products, Pearl RearVision took home first place in both the Best new Mobile Electronic Product and the Packaging Design categories. Additionally, it was picked by six different journalists in the SEMA Global Media Awards, as the product they personally thought was best that year.
5. The Pearl RearVision is totally wireless and solar powered.
When it comes to other installable rearview cameras, none except the Pearl are able to claim a truly wireless design. Including an embedded solar panel that is able to capture energy even on cloudy days, the Pearl RearVision is efficient in every sense.
6. The Pearl RearVision is the only self-installable rearview camera to let you expand, shrink and pan rearview footage.
Because the Pearl RearVision works with your smartphone, you are actually able to pan around, or even zoom in or out in addition to simply being able to see what’s behind your car. This means being totally aware of your surroundings and your car for added safety!
7. Pear RearVision was invested in by some of the most ground breaking investment companies of today.
Investors include: Shasta Ventures, Accel, Venrock and Wellcome Trust. These companies are known for investing in Facebook, Dropbox, Nest, Airware, Lithium and more. So, the fact that all these companies also invested in Pearl RearVision shows the potential that this product actually has.
If you are interested in getting a rearview camera for your car, make sure you consider Pearl. And if you are looking to really make over you car with smart technology, check out our article, How to Make your Car Smarter with these Amazing Gadgets.