Why We Started This Company
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.
What Sets Us Apart
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.
Our Keys To Success
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 Android & iOS App in closed beta – usage, session length & frequency stats all steadily increasing Won BMW Future Mobility Challenge Accepted into TechStars NYC 2013 class Recognized by the White House & Department of Energy, named winner of the Apps for Vehicles challenge Integrated pilot into Ford’s OpenXC & GM’s OnStar Platforms Established potential partnerships w/ OEMs, dealerships, insurance companies, & municipalities Opened up API to limited number of developers for testing