Soltare Inc Through The Support of ACAMP Has Developed The First To Market Emergency Vehicle Siren Detection System For Passenger And Fleet Vehicles
Posted on July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018 (Edmonton, AB) Soltare Inc has developed, iHearTM , the first to market Emergency Vehicle Siren Detection System for passenger and fleet vehicles with the engineering support of ACAMP. This new technology leads the industry by supporting both present vehicle technologies and future intelligent autonomous systems.
Passenger and fleet vehicle collisions with ambulances, police and fire rescue results in billions of dollars of property damage, lost work hours, lawsuits and insurance claims, in addition to the cost of an emergency vehicle failing to reach its intended destination. Many of these tragedies result from drivers failing to hear emergency vehicle sirens. Even when sirens are heard, ascertaining direction of oncoming emergency vehicles is a serious driver distraction.
In Dec 2016, Soltare began the development of a system to fix this problem. Today Soltare is working with municipal and private fleet vehicles, along with vehicle OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).
“I am proud to deliver a safety product to the automotive industry. About ten years ago in my last company, an employee had a collision with an ambulance. He did not hear the ambulance as he entered the intersection, resulting in a serious collision. Since that time, I have wanted to solve this problem. This can finally be realized now that technology has caught up. So, I engaged ACAMP to support the development.” said Warren Sheydwasser, Soltare President
“Over the past few years of development and testing, ACAMP used simulation, design for manufacturing and best practices for the automotive industry to deliver this new technology. Patents have been filed on behalf of Soltare.” says Ken Brizel, ACAMP CEO.
Soltare was incorporated in 2014 with a vision to improve vehicle safety by developing smart automotive sensor technology. Our first product is iHearTM, providing automatic detection and directional identification of approaching emergency vehicles. This technology advances current vehicle safety and is a precursor to standard equipment on future autonomous vehicles. For more information please visit soltare.com
Founded in 2007, ACAMP is a unique industry-led product development centre that advanced technology entrepreneurs rely on, to transition their innovation from proof-of-concept to manufactured product, by providing access to multidisciplinary engineers, technology experts, specialized equipment, and industry acumen. ACAMP develops electronics hardware, integrating embedded systems which includes sensors, firmware, and control systems. From its offices in Edmonton and Calgary, ACAMP offers support to companies worldwide. For more information please visit acamp.ca