Happy New Year Backers!
We hope everyone was able to bring in the new year happy, safely, and healthy! As mentioned and promised in our last update, we will begin to post more frequent updates as we inch closer and closer to official Beta testing, Certifications, Production, & Official Production! These updates will be more shorter and concise or elaborative as needed; depending on the update information. With that, let’s jump right into the first update of 2024.
PCB assembly has commenced this week and is expected to be completed by 01/06/24. Our REV-B PCBs are expected to be received, tested, integrated, and signed off on for full production the week of Jan 8th. This is a high-complexity 12-layer PCB designed and developed to support the iC-R’s advanced features.
Core functionalities being optimized for user experience. Backer-ready Android APK coming late January.
Final tooling tweaks underway this week and final T1 samples expected to be received the week of Jan. 8th. We are on track for the next critical steps: final HW/SW integration & testing, Beta Testing, Certifications, and order fulfillment production completion before this coming riding season. Take a look at some additional images of our initial Carbon Fiber + Kevlar helmet samples below, just received from our manufacturer!
Transparency & Engagement
As a reminder, all backers should’ve received an automated email requesting updates to their order, contact, and shipping information. Please ensure your information is accurate to facilitate a smooth delivery process when shipments begin. Additionally, anyone who still has yet to update their order information will receive an additional email reminder with a link to our secondary Google Form by EOD today.
Open Pre-order Balances & Custom Wrap Invoicing
Our manufacturer has reported that they need orders confirmed and submitted at least 2 months in advance, especially with those opting for our custom wraps.
For those who participated in our earlier pre-order campaign and still carry an open balance, final invoices have begun to be sent out so that we can lock your pre-order submissions in along with everyone else who has paid in full; so keep an eye on your inbox for this. Overdue balances will need to be satisfied by 01/15/2024 to meet Q1 shipment time frame.
As a reminder:
We are now ‘testing the waters’ to gauge additional investor interest in an offering under Regulation Crowdfunding. No money or other consideration is being solicited. If sent, it will not be accepted. No offer to buy securities will be accepted. No part of the purchase price will be received until a Form C is filed and only through Wefunder’s platform. Any indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Our launch on Wefunder is being finalized for launch next week, and we will include a direct link to this raise in our next update.
This gives the general public and more importantly our backers the opportunity to own a piece of ICH for the foreseeable future, as well as our products. Note that this raise is specifically to further and more rapidly expand ICH’s operations throughout and post official launch.
Stay tuned for further updates as we conclude and bring these final stages to a close, and a new beginning for ICH and you; our customers and ride community.