This Gadget Sends a Phone Notification When the Car Battery Is About to Die

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In theory, knowing exactly when the battery of a car is supposed to die is nothing than just a guess. Still, a new device now published on Kickstarter uses the miracle of technology in an attempt to predict more accurately when the whole thing is supposed to happen.
Called Car+ Battery Sensor, this device connects directly to the battery of the vehicle and then pairs with your smartphone using Bluetooth.

With the help of artificial intelligence, the gadget captures voltage fluctuation upon cranking and then runs a quick analysis that helps calculate its health. Based on a complex algorithm, it then generates an estimate of the date when the battery is supposed to require replacing and sends a notification to your smartphone with the obtained information.

Car+ detects the cranking profile of the car battery performance and from it, using AI, can predict the health status of the car battery. The inexpensive device is directly connected to the battery itself, therefore reducing error due to the circuity of the car itself. Car+ Battery Sensor mobile app is available on both App Store and Google Play,” the developers of the device explain.

The device uses a 10mA connection for power, and based on the estimates of the parent company, it should work for at least five years without interruption. Needless to say, you can easily move it from one car to another, but for now, the mobile app doesn’t allow monitoring several vehicles at the same time.

The inventors of the device posted it on Kickstarter, asking for $7,497 in donations to make the whole thing happen. The good news is the project has already been fully funded with nine days still left to go for the crowdfunding campaign. If everything goes according to plan, Car+ Battery Sensor should enter mass production this month, with shipping projected to kick off in February next year.

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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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