Angel makes maps safer and more fun.
If you're one of the 1 billion users of Google Maps, Angel is your digital bobblehead or Animoji companion. She pops up when you start driving to watch the road ahead and help you treasure hunt discounts from point A to B.
Angel has advanced safety warning features:
- Distracted, drowsy and aggressive driving
- Speed limit and overspeed detection
- Hard braking, cornering and acceleration
- Obstacle detection and forward collision
- Lane detection and abrupt lane departure
- Traffic light and sign detection
Car accidents are a global pandemic.
Each year, over 1.3 million people die in a car accident around the world. That's over 3,500 people killed every day. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years. There are also 20-50 million people that suffer non-fatal injuries on the roads each year. Over 90% of these accidents are caused by preventable human error related mostly to excessive speeding and distracted driving.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) aim to drastically reduce car accidents. However, available solutions require buying expensive equipment or the latest high-end cars. Moreover, safety features alone are not compelling enough for mass adoption. Autokit makes ADAS easily and freely available to any smartphone. With a delightful user-experience combined with real-world gamification, good driving behavior is encouraged. The integrated personal and anthropomorphic agent allows to apply and maintain a subtle, yet permanent Hawthorne effect into the vehicle to improve driver behavior and thus reduce the likelihood of car accidents. Autokit is effectively democratizing ADAS for the 3 billion smartphone users and 1 billion cars worldwide. With the emergence of 5G networks around the world and cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) standards, the smartphone is poised to remain the lowest common denominator and most cost-effective car safety and connectivity module.
Autokit is a very personal mission to help solving the global road safety crisis. This mission is in line with United Nations' Road Safety goal to reduce 50% of road fatalities and injuries by 2030. Our integrated philanthropic model consists of allocating 10% of our profits to funding sustainable road safety programs in low and middle income countries. These developing nations account for over 90% of the world's road fatalities and about 60% of the world's vehicles.
Our humble story began in a poor village in Africa with a dreamful little kid building and renting homemade wire toy cars to buy soda drinks. He grew up loving KITT, playing video games and hacking robots. Autokit started as a side project after he survived an almost fatal car accident. If you want to hear more about his story and help realize his dream of eliminating car accidents, please contact us.