Apr
01
Garmin C.A.R.E.S.

Thanks to Garmin C.A.R.E.S., motorists no longer need to interact directly with panhandlers.

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the C.A.R.E.S. system.

Charity comes in many forms. For urban motorists, charitable opportunities tend to present themselves in the form of street-corner fundraisers, panhandlers, and even the occasional hustlers.

But, as much as we want to give, we’re often put off by the potential danger—and just plain awkwardness–of rolling down our window for a total stranger.

Enter Garmin C.A.R.E.S.–the industry’s first Car-side Automated Remittance/Exchange System. With C.A.R.E.S., giving never needs to feel uncomfortable again.

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C.A.R.E.S. works much like an ATM, and can dispense as many—or as few—bills as you feel appropriate. Thanks to its compact design, the self-contained C.A.R.E.S. unit mounts easily on the driver door of most late-model cars and crossovers, and is controlled via Bluetooth by the Garmin C.A.R.E.S. app on your smartphone or tablet.

The C.A.R.E.S. unit has a one-hundred-bill capacity, and its stainless-steel and carbon-fiber construction makes it virtually impervious to vandals and thieves.

The C.A.R.E.S. monitor can be programmed to display a custom message at the time of your donation, or you can choose from a number of pre-selected messages, including, “Have a nice day,” “Nice weather,” and “Get a job.”

The C.A.R.E.S. unit comes with complete do-it-yourself installation instructions, including a door-cut template. Professional installation by a reputable body shop should take less than two hours.

The Garmin C.A.R.E.S. retails for $499 for the base unit, and $599 for the Executive model, which includes two-way voice communication through the system and a musical donation accompaniment.

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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, aera, Bluetooth, City Navigator, FliteCharts, Safe Taxi and aera are registered trademarks and Connext, GTN, TargetTrend, TerminalTraffic, ChartView, Smart Airspace and G3X are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi alliance.

The Garmin C.A.R.E.S. device is the creation of the Editors of Consumer Guide and is, as you likely surmised, fake. That said, we feel compelled to note that if it were real, the C.A.R.E.S. system would be compliant with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, and would likely be carefully packaged for shipping. C.A.R.E.S. is a registered trademark of Toastmasters International, member FDIC, FSLIC, and Pipefitters Local 317.

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