Ring, renowned for its home security cameras and video doorbells, is all set to launch a new product to help people increase their automobile safety – the Ring Car Cam. Unveiled at CES, this dash camera can be integrated with your vehicle and offers dual cameras to capture incidents both inside and outside the car. With the familiar incident alert and recording features found in Ring’s home cameras, the Ring Car Cam provides extra security for motorists.
Comprehensive Surveillance for Safer Journeys
This new launch will mark the beginning of a new era of in-vehicle security and provide a sense of relief to the driver. While the outward-facing camera ensures a clear view of the road ahead, the inward-facing camera is designed to monitor the vehicle’s interior and the driver’s behavior. This new device can be used as evidence to diffuse a lot of legal matters involving road accidents and would be of great help in insurance claims as well.
Instant Alerts and Seamless Integration
One of the best parts of the Ring Car Cam is that it can be easily integrated with the Ring app, allowing you to receive instant alerts and access recorded footage directly on your smartphone. In case it detects any incident event involving the vehicle, it initiates recording and promptly sends a notification to your phone. You can easily navigate your way through the app to check any footage. The app also offers a feature where you can customize the settings as per your needs, be it specific alerts or motion detection. The cam is designed in a way that takes power from the vehicle’s OBD-II port, which helps avoid the need to charge it or install any separate battery and ensures that the camera is working all the time and is actively recording the necessary movements. This idea to redefine in-vehicle security is definitely a positive step towards safer driving.
The electric car revolution continues to gain momentum, with Tesla being at the forefront of the movement. However, Elon Musk’s company needs to watch out because this startup is looking to take over the EV market and claim Tesla’s place at the top.
Electric vehicle startup, Lucid, just unveiled its first production car, the Air sedan. Lucid is claiming that not only is the Air faster than the Tesla Model 3, but it’s also more spacious and efficient than Musk’s vehicle.
While it’s a bold claim, we will only have to wait until 2021 to find out as Lucid is set to put its Air into production early next year. Lucid is also touting another EV for the future, the Gravity, which will compete in the congested crossover-SUV market.
Making A Breakthrough
Lucid CEO, Peter Rawlinson, explained to the media at the Air’s unveiling that his company has made a breakthrough in electric cars. Rawlinson claims Lucid’s high-end EV is 17% more energy-efficient than Tesla models, providing more range with fewer battery cells. On a single charge, the Lucid Air is expected to achieve a range of 517 miles, and Rawlinson even claimed it could do a quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds.
Besides its impressive range, Lucid is claiming its 900-volt architecture can charge 300 miles in just 20 minutes. The base model of the Air will start at $80,000 with the Grand Touring version, which is the model with a 517-mile range, being sold for $139,000. Top-end models of the Air will reach up to 1,080 horsepower, while all models will feature a roomy interior that feels more like a large sedan in a midsize car.
Tesla has been the market leader in electric vehicles for years, but it looks like Elon Musk’s company is finally getting some serious competition thanks to Lucid.