As a kid, my favorite movie was Knight Rider and I desperately wanted the actual Kitt car when I grew up. After 30 years all the computing power & software that we expected would be in dashboards never actually materialized in our cars. Instead, all that innovation has gone into mobile computing & into the phones. At Dash, we're excited about connecting smart phones to your car & therefore connect your car to the cloud.
Our technology works on any car on the road since 1996. We use the OBD II port, but are hardware agnostic, in terms of device manufacturer (i.e. we do not have a proprietary hardware, which means users can get it as low as $10). We are multiplatform web/iOS/Android. Our software is free. We are a consumer product, but have enterprise solutions and an API for third party developers. We are integrated with OEM platforms, like Ford's Open XC & GM s OnStar API.
The proprietary Dash algorithm monitors the safety & efficiency of your driving to cut emissions, as well as reduce costs for gas, repairs & insurance. The ultimate vision is to create an automotive graph or data platform. We re building a solution & a service for the enterprise: insurance companies, dealerships, mechanics, as well as building a platform for developers to build on top of our API.
Built iOS & Android App in closed Beta.November, 2012
Winner of the ‘Apps for Vehicles’ challenge from the White House & the Department of Energy.March, 2013
Accepted into Techstars (New York 2013) program. 11 companies selected out of 1,700 applicants.April, 2013
Sponsored by BMW iVentures. Picked by investor panel from Lerer Ventures, FirstMark Capital and the BMW investment team.May, 2013
iOS beta extended to over 250 drivers, great metrics; 2 x daily sessions and 30 min lengths in transit.June, 2013
Finalist, Castrol InnoVentures CompetitionJune, 2013