About this project
The Car Finder You Never Had...
They say that you never want to be the smartest person in the room.
With YAB all you have to do is park, turn your key, and we will get you to where you are going next.
Your Car. Smarter. Find your parked car from the palm of your hand with YAB.
Simply plug YAB into a USB port or a car charger and pair it with the YAB app for the first time.
It's as easy as this 5-second video! Park, turn your key, and YAB will sync your location to the app.
Don't believe us that YAB is the smartest person in the room? It also reminds you when your parking meter is about to go off!
Hey, we don't like those parking tickets either!
Parking time made simple for you. Select a standard reminder or customize the timer amount.
YAB pinpoints and saves your location to help intuitively guide you back to your car, faster and easier.
Superior Design. YAB is tiny and simplistic--Never disrupting your car's look and feel, but as it's smart complement.
Push notifications that save you money. Get reminded before the parking meter goes off.
SPECIAL - 4th of July:
To celebrate, we're extending our Early Bird rate for a limited time! We want everyone needing a YAB to have one! If you miss the Early Bird, don't worry, you can still pick up your YAB at the Kickstarter rate (also discounted), but don't miss the Early Bird 4th of July SPECIAL!
Just as every story has a hero, the YAB story begins with Mahmoud Parto—a recent college graduate at Iowa State University (a school known for Applied Technology and Science around the World); an engineer who’s mind is always constantly running and tinkering; And dubbed among his peers as “The Problem Finder meets Entrepreneurial Engineer Extraordinaire.”
The David vs Goliath moment Mahmoud faced? The University’s gigantic parking lot (quite literally, the Goliath).
“One day I parked my car in the university’s parking lot and took the bus to campus. When returning, it took me over an hour to find my car. One hour! Needless to say, I was not at all familiar with the area,” Mahmoud described about the spark that set him on the path of developing YAB. But how many times is this all too familiar? It turns out this happens a lot as Mahmoud discovered when doing customer discovery.
“After discovering the initial problem and creating the car finder, I then realized that YAB can have other features such as reminding the parking meter expiration time, providing driving feedback, and many more.” YAB is the smartest person in the room. All you have to do is park, turn your key, and YAB will get you to where you are going next.
Yes! YAB app will be free for life and additional features will be added in the future.
Responsibility of Taxes, Duties, and Fees
Please note that the customer will be responsible for any duties, fees and taxes applicable to receiving any Parto-Tech products in your region.
A Special Thanks!
We'd like to give a special thanks to CYstarters program at Iowa State University for accelerating our project and helping us in every step of the way with our legal path.
Risks and challenges
With an extensive experience in programming, electronics, and mechanics, we have provided multiple electromechanical products to the industries in the past.
We are a serious start-up with a production ready working prototype. We also have the support of an accelerator (CYstarters) who has helped us along the way.
However, as with any project, there are risks associated with unexpected events that could impact the actual delivery time. On the positive side of the story, we might deliver YAB earlier than expected, but we can't rule out the possibility of some delay.
Our commitment to all our backers is that we will make every effort to deliver you a great product, on time, and will communicate with you regularly along our journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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