Vienna, Austria – On May 1 2017, Augustus Incorporate launched an Indiegogo campaign for Vesta, a simple to use and advanced car alert system created to help prevent vehicular heatstroke fatalities.
“We specialize in caring about you and your family, including your pets,” says the team, “You and your loved ones’ comfort and safety are of the utmost importance to us; and we’ve chosen to specialize in helping you prevent auto-related heat stress, exhaustion, and stroke.”
In 54% of child death cases related to vehicular heat stroke, a responsible and caring parent unknowingly left the child in the car.
Many of us have tried running errands with a child or pet in the car. On a warm day, you may think you can get away with running into the store for about 10 minutes. Maybe your child or pet is asleep and you don’t want to wake them up or you ran in and forget to take them with you. You leave the window open a crack and rush to get in and out fast, but the checkout lines are longer than you expected.
Unfortunately, about 80% of the temperature change in a car that is turned off happens within the first 30 minutes. In that small amount of time, the heat may cause irreparable damage or death to vulnerable passengers, even with the window open a little.
That’s where Vesta comes in. Vesta is a solar-powered device that charges automatically. Vesta works around the clock, monitoring your vehicle at short and regular intervals for temperature and CO2 changes. If Vesta detects a passenger in the car and the temperature rises to a dangerous level, the device sends a text message alert. The Vesta is equipped with a GPS feature that sends location information to your cell phone, solving the problem of having to remember where you parked your car.
Vesta’s smart features are designed to keep children, pets, and seniors safe by providing accurate alerts with information that could make the difference in a life or death situation. As an extra safety measure, the owner can program the numbers of up to nine other close friends and family members so someone will always get the alert in case of an emergency.
“Too many deaths occur annually as a result of children overheating while unattended in a vehicle. That’s why we developed our impressive new device, the VESTA,” the creators explain, “Vesta works in tandem with software that can send text message alerts to your phone if there is a passenger in danger of overheating in your vehicle. We’re working to increase both awareness of the risks of heat stroke, as well as the selections of options available to help busy parents.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including one Vesta with free shipping starting at $139, two Vesta devices for $189, and more. Backers can also pledge up to $449 for ten Vesta devices.
For this Kickstarter campaign, Augustus Incorporate is offering the Vesta in three colors, Cotton White, Charcoal Black, and Valencia Orange.
For more information, please visit the Indiegogo page here or contact the creator below.
Company Name: Augustus Incorporate Kickstarter
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