BLACK BOX DRIVING FREEDOM PROJECT
I own a small business, AIRMIKA, Inc., located in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. We make the AUTOcyb™ – the automotive cyber security lock. Our product was recently chosen as a 2013 Technovation Selectee at the Consumer’s Electronics CEweek in NYC.
I'm also a global expert in automotive black box technologies and advocate for fair usage.
My goal is to build this company at meteorite speed by offering crowdsharing donors the product and using the funds to manufacture and market additional units.
The U.S. is proposing mandating automotive black boxes, commonly termed ‘event data recorders’ (EDRs) in cars and light trucks by September 2014, that you cannot turn-off, disable, or remove.
The information collected may include a vehicle's speed and acceleration, whether air bags were deployed, if brakes were applied, and whether seat belts were engaged.
Even if they do not proceed with federal regulation, the USA Today recently reported that more than 130 million vehicles are now equipped with EDRs and 96% of all new vehicles would come standard with an EDR.
Overall, privacy and consumer protection is woefully lacking and we’re doing something about this right now, not waiting for Congress, Federal regulators or State legislators to act (if at all).
When you purchase a vehicle you own more than just the vehicle – you own the electronic data the vehicle creates and stores. No amount of legal sophistry will undermine this right if it is properly executed. We provide a means for vehicle owner’s to rightfully do so.
WHY YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT
Your vehicle's cyber security is important. From the standpoint of consumer protection most consumers are unaware that their vehicles are recording data that not only may be used to aid vehicle and highway safety analysis, but also has the potential of being used against them in civil and criminal legal proceedings, or by their insurer to determine rates.
Increasingly data from black boxes have been used in court cases nationwide, including ones dealing with vehicular homicide in which speed was an issue.
The vehicle owner can control access to this data, to prevent tampering and misuse with a simple, inexpensive product, the AUTOcyb™ – the world’s first automotive cyber security lock, a vehicle connector lockout to safeguard access to in-vehicle electronics networks.
The AUTOcyb™ is U.S. patented and globally standardized by the world's largest professional organization, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as IEEE-1616a.
This device helps to protect you against unlawful search and seizure and furthermore demonstrates that the vehicle owner is actively exerting an expectation of privacy.
Our product is designed for post-1996 light vehicles (cars and light trucks) that contain a Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) which is accessible and in good working condition.
It attaches to the vehicle’s DLC, normally located under the dash, and can be removed for vehicle maintenance, inspection, or emissions testing.
This connector lockout gives the reassurance of knowing that you have control of crash data access. The black box / EDR will still work exactly as it is designed to.
You determine when and who sees the data (within State law) and thus, control how it is used.
The AUTOcyb™ is simple to install and remove and protects the security, integrity and authenticity of the data.
You hold the key, not automakers, law enforcement or insurance companies.
If others want to access your crash data they will have to seek your permission or use legal process to do so. Basically, this device protects your interests.
WHAT WE NEED FOR OUR COMPANY AND WHAT YOU GET FOR DONATING
I have tooling to manufacture 800,000 units but need funding for materials.
3900 units are ready to ship. All we need is your pledge and address.
The initial 3900 donors of $33.00 to this project will receive one (1) AUTOcyb™ - Automotive Cyber Security Lock. I will ship by September 10, 2013 USPS First Class in the USA.
The product currently does not ship outside the USA.
I offer a postcard thank you perk for $10 and product perks based on 1 each-$33, 2 each-$66, 3 each-$99 donations.
If the project exceeds the 3900 stock inventory I will send these donors a product as soon as it is manufactured.