Former Apple employees have released a wireless rear view camera for old cars [video]
Pearl startup, founded by former Apple employees started selling “smart” rear view system integrated into the frame plates. The system is equipped with two cameras with a viewing angle of 175 degrees and works completely offline.
The novelty is fraught with many technological innovations. One of the modules of Pearl RearVision optimized to work in the daytime, the second has a high sensitivity at night. Cameras provide a clear picture of what is happening on the road behind the car in bad weather and even in poor light conditions. To operate the gadget does not need to stretch the power cables and signal cable – work device is offline from the smartphone.
According to the developers, RearVision provides a more clear and informative picture with a larger coverage area than with the reflection that you see in a conventional rearview mirror. With the help of smart camera and smartphone display image is created in the area behind the car, which is not influenced by factors such as body pillars. This allows the driver to better assess the situation behind the car. The system independently analyzes the image and can warn the driver of obstacles by means of an audio signal.
Built-in frame license plate camera wirelessly transmit a signal to the control unit, which is placed in automotive connector for diagnostics. The control unit includes an 8-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of flash memory, modules Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a speaker, through which comes the sound signal when detecting obstacles.
The control unit transmits data to your iPhone or smartphone running Android. In addition to the two cameras in the frame RearVision includes a solar panel, which provides Autonomous work of the gadget. According to the developers, stay in the bright sun during the day, enough for weeks of continuous operation.
The camera starts to work automatically when the driver engages reverse gear. This starts streaming the image on the iPhone via Wi-Fi network 802.11 an. The mobile app allows you to record images and warns the driver if the road in front of the camera will be a person or an obstacle.
The main target audience RearVision Pearl are the owners of relatively old vehicles that are not equipped with rear view cameras, and information displays. The manufacturer claims that installation of the system takes just minutes, and in the delivery set also includes a mount for a smartphone, which allows you to not hold it in my hands when using cameras.
Order RearVision on the website of the manufacturer. The cost of new items is $499,99.