Dear Visitors - Almost everyone of us use the roads on a daily basis. Driving is fun! Being able to drive gives us a feeling of independence. But it is also a fact that driving on the roads can be tricky and sometimes very dangerous. More so in India and many other developing nations.
Last July, our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in his 'Mann ki Baat' program expressed great concern about the high number of road related accidents and deaths in India drawing a lot of attention to this global problem.
Also at an international level, the United Nations has urged member nations to build a comprehensive accident analysis & management system. The UN also has given a call to action by declaring 2011 - 2020 as the Decade of Action on Road Safety.
Our solution was well received by the press, below are some publications that published about us or picked up our press release. Now we need your support !
Introducing Raksha SafeDrive
In this age with technology and hardware becoming increasingly affordable, we've taken on this challenge to build a technology solution for this problem in India. We explored the solutions in developed nations and asked ourselves why we can't implement similar solutions in India. We have experimented and developed our solution 'SafeDrive and Raksha platform' and we are presenting it here for your support and adoption.
SafeDrive is an automobile gadget capable of automatic crash detection and connected 24x7 to a network of emergency services (medical, police, fire, breakdown) at the touch of button; all delivered through direct human assistance.
This standalone IoT device also works as smart panic button and is capable of GPS based location tracking, reporting telemetrics and evaluating driver performance. Whenever and wherever you choose to go; drive with confidence and without a worry.
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In case of any emergency, SafeDrive will open a communication channel between all the people necessary to effectively manage the situation. This may include family, friends, first responders, ambulance, hospital, police, your insurance provider, roadside assistance etc.
In short SafeDrive packs all the road safety features that you desire in one gadget. This makes it the most essential made-for-India car gadget ever!
Automatic Crash Notification: SafeDrive detects accidents like an airbag sensor. Then it automatically alerts our support and command center with the location and an initial assessment of the emergency.
- Device will automatically detect automobile crashes
- Automatically activates emergency notification in circumstances of a significant crash (like a scenario that warrants air-bag deployment)
- Distinguishes between pot holes, road bumps, sudden breaks and avoids false alarms
Smart Panic Button:
When emergency strikes, it does so without a warning. Stay connected to your safety net with a reliable emergency management system. Our one-touch Smart Panic Button instantly connects you to direct human assistance anytime you face an emergency situation on the road.
- One-Touch action establishes 2 way voice call communication with emergency management network, police, family, friends etc.
- An additional button is provided that can be configured to dial any phone number of choice for One-Touch access.
In times of emergency, your primary contacts among family and friends will be notified immediately.
- In instances where the device detects a collision/crash, it will notify distress situation to primary contacts by Automated call & SMS
- Up to 5 primary contacts (spouse, parents, friends etc) can be configured by the user
- We will keep calling (automated voice call) until somebody picks up
We bring you direct human assistance in times of need with a 24/7 support and command center.
- Our command center will be continuously monitoring for any instances of crash detected by any SafeDrive units
- Our team will proactively assist in coordinating emergency services and ensuring information reaches all those who needs to be informed.
It is a blessing to stay informed. Especially the whereabouts of our near & dear ones. SafeDrive enables you to track your vehicle's location in real time and travel history if you choose to do so from your home PC or from your smart mobile phone.
- Locate/track your vehicle in real-time
- Visualize your trip details
- Review your daily/weekly telemetrics
- Driver performance score
We are not a silicon valley startup, but we also have a story that inspires us and keeps us motivated.
We are passionate about leveraging technology to better the quality of human life. Our quest started from scribbled notes and bread boarded circuits. In about a year and half, we’ve built a small and close knit team, pursued our passion, and won accolades at industry events and hackathons. Times were tough, but it was a journey worth taking without which we could not have presented this product to you today!
We want to revolutionize how Indians calls for help and how India responds to road emergencies!
Our vision is for a pan India Smart Road Safety Platform that will make our roads safer and cities smarter. We want to create a centralized platform for coordination and decision making at times of emergency.
You're our early-stage backers. We are grateful for your support & contribution. We will do everything possible to ensure your satisfaction. We are also mindful of the risks associated in meeting this aggressive deadline. But hey that is what we are here for!
Testing is very important for a product like SafeDrive. Here is an unedited video from our early controlled crash testing. This video demonstrates the working of SafeDrive in real-time.
SafeDrive installation is simple, easy, intuitive and a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) task. No spliced wires, No tear downs. Just attach Velcro pads and plug the adapter into cigarette lighter port. You are all set.
About our Team:
We have a wonderful team of people working together in many roles and with a diverse set of skills. Jayanth Jagadeesh (left) and Prasad Pillai (right) are the Co-Founders of the company, showcasing a prototype of SafeDrive at NASSCOM Product Conclave Cochin 2015.
Below is our team in action:
What others said about us:
Our idea, vision and team has been getting a great deal of encouragement from the industry and many organizations. Now, we need your encouragement and support to make Smart Road Safety Platform a reality in India.
Risks and challenges
We are very confident about delivering on our promises. Having said that we also acknowledge the inherent challenges in creating this solution.
We face many risks and challenges that can delay and sometimes force design changes before we settle on that final flawless design and processes. Risks in manufacturing, design errors not yet exposed, adamant software bugs, bugs in test and production tools to loosing key people, currency fluctuation casing unexpected price changes for imported components and so on.
To mitigate our risks, over the past 2.5 years we built many prototypes, performed many tests including crash testing to confirm desired operation of our product. Moving forward we will continue to test our products in new and effective ways to ensure flawless operation and high quality. Be assured, we will not ship until we are thoroughly satisfied with the quality of the product.
We have partnered with some of the best minds and knowledgeable institutions in India. We have done a thorough analysis of the product design and have identified multiple sources for critical components of the product. We are confident that we have taken adequate measures to ensure timely and high quality delivery with sound preparation and planning.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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