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ZUS lets you turn your old rust-bucket into a smart car

The ZUS Connected Car System (CCS) promises that it will enhance a user's family's driving safety with the newest technologies.

Noda is funding their global car technology products on Indiegogo.

The CCS consists of six main parts, the backup camera, smart vehicle health monitor, tire safety monitor, all compatible HD music adapter, car charge monitor and car key finder.

All of the parts can be monitored and controlled through a user’s smartphone, through the ZUS smart driving assistant app.

The backup camera attaches beneath the driver’s number plate and it has a 170-degree lens that comes complete with infrared meaning that it should be useful during both day and night.

The camera does not require a separate screen and its feed is viewed directly on a user’s smartphone.

The camera’s battery can last up to three months and is both snow and water resistant.

The smart vehicle health monitor serves a wide range of purposes and monitors all of a car’s key systems.   

The engine health monitor lets users stay on top of engine health with real-time alerts, and decodes those alerts for users.

The safety centre uses a predictive algorithm to analyze safety details and predict possible future problems. 

The smart vehicle health monitor simply plugs into a car’s OBD-II port and is compatible with most vehicles built since 1996.

The tire safety monitor is pretty self-explanatory, it monitors tire pressure and gives users alerts if it detects that a tire is losing air. 

The sensors replace old pressure caps and the devices are then paired to a user’s phone. 

The all compatible HD music adapter is a device that is compatible with all cars, meaning that if your car doesn’t have an AUX port you can still plug in and listen to your favourite Spotify playlist. 
A car charge monitor alerts users when their battery is drained, it also doubles as a GPS locator so users always know where their car is parked. 

The car key finder allows users to track their keys, but it also allows users to find their phone with the unique ability to make it ring even when it is on silent. 

The complete pack costs US$320 and when it becomes available will ship internationally.

Nonda is a smart hardware startup based in Silicon Valley.

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