- Release on :2015-11-17
There's enough road rage in the world; it's time to spread some smiles. Now there's MotorMood, a little light-up smiley face that goes on your car's rear window and lets you say "thanks" to other drivers. The team behind MotorMood has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $130,500 by July 30 for the remote-controlled face. As of publication, a little more than $36,000 had been raised.
You control the MotorMood with a little device that fits in your car's visor, just like a garage door opener. It's all battery-powered, and you just press the remote to make the face light up. "There are many things that you can use MotorMood to say," The company's vice president Alex Sewell says in the Kickstarter video. "Thanks for letting me into your lane, thanks for turning off your brights, and thank you for letting me know that the light turned green." It's more effective than a wave and it's easy to see at night.
The MotorMood will retail for $30, but you can get it cheaper if you donate to the Kickstarter.
If you pledge more than $100 to MotorMood's Kickstarter page, you'll get a custom one with whatever image you choose. Maybe you could use a picture of your face to make it extra personal (or creepy).
As always, be sure to pay full attention to the road when driving. Nine Americans are killed every day in car accidents involving distracted driving.