Raven Review: Making Older Cars Smart
The first of a new breed of devices, the Raven offers a (so far) unmatched suite of features that turns an older auto into a connected car. Think of it as a GoPro, navigation, security, car diagnostics and driver-monitoring system all rolled into one — for $299.
The Raven is able to accomplish all this by packing all the features of a smartphone into a dashboard device designed specifically for the car. Based on the Snapdragon 650 system on a chip (SOC), the Raven has a persistent cellular connection, so you always know where your car is. There are also exterior- and interior-focused video cameras, so you can check out what's happening inside and out, remotely, and at any time.