Chris Exceeds Kickstarter Goal in Eight Hours, Announces New Stretch Goal
German Autolabs Attracts Over $50,000 in the First Day for its Digital Co-Driver Assistant that Enables Drivers to Access their Digital Life Safely and Seamlessly on the RoadBERLIN – March 29, 2017 – German Autolabs today announced that it surpassed its initial $50,000 funding goal within just eight hours since going live on Kickstarter. Chris – the world’s first digital co-driver with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – launched on the popular crowdfunding platform with plans to ship products to its supporters later this year. With 33 days remaining until the end of its Kickstarter campaign, the product is on track to greatly exceed its initial funding target.
German Autolabs has also announced an additional stretch goal – 250,000 EUR. If the Chris Kickstarter campaign hits the new goal, German Autolabs will add a free charger with 2x USB to all backers. Perfect to charge both Chris and smartphone at the same time. “There’s a growing demand for AI-enabled devices that help connect us to our digital lives while we drive. Chris puts this technology in the hands of every driver now, faster than the auto manufacturers can provide connect cars for the mass market,” said Holger Weiss, CEO of German Autolabs. “We’re thrilled to have achieved our initial goal in just hours on Kickstarter, and we’re eager to share and collaborate with our community on Chris.”
Chris is an intelligent hands-free device designed from the ground up to be operated safely in the car. Through the combination of voice, hand gestures and a glanceable display, it is easy to use while driving. The device will offer a more human-centric user experience that proactively communicates with the driver. Chris is powered by advanced AI and NLP (Natural Language Processing) technologies that make you feel like you’re driving with a human navigator, delivering information to you when you need it most.
For the initial market offering later this year, drivers will simply attach Chris to their windshield or dashboard and connect it with their smartphone via Bluetooth, both iOS and Android available. The AI-powered device will enable drivers to send and reply messages or emails, listen to streamed music (through apps like Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play), get the latest traffic updates and navigation instructions, and make and receive phone calls using highly intelligent speech and gesture recognition technology on a glanceable full-color screen display.
For more information on Chris, please visit the crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/germanautolabs/chris-your-digital-co-driver-with-artificial-intel
About German Autolabs
German Autolabs is a technology startup developing IoT (internet-of-things) solutions to make driving more pleasant, safer and human. Applying latest state of the art software technologies, interaction methods and artificial intelligence, the Berlin-based company works at a solution for consumers to connect their digital lives to every car. The founders Holger G. Weiss (former CEO, Aupeo) and Patrick Weissert (former Director Consumer, HERE) rely together on 30+ years on Automotive & Connected Car experience. For more information please visit https://www.germanautolabs.com.