A new take on automotive tech lets you bring modular upgrades to any vehicle, instead of paying for expensive options from the dealer

With the help of Tesla and 3D printers, the new frontier in automotive vehicles is modularity: the ability to replace and/or improve a car without having to buy a completely new model. At the forefront of this movement is Pearl Automation, a tool builder for upgrading the tech within a car, headed by Bryson Gardner and his team of former Apple executives. Kick-starting its product offerings is RearVision, a replaceable frame for your license plate which feeds 180-degree video directly to your smartphone when one is in reverse.

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