Raised: $380 (updated every 12 hours)
Avolta is a tech start-up engaged in the research and development of solutions concerning general national security. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, our current project revolves around the R&D of a novel auto anti-theft system.
The technology we have developed and continue to develop holds potential to improve the lives of millions of people – from car owners, to insurance companies, to police services, to the Government. At the current stage, we have our prototype complete (patent-pending) and are planning to run many essential tests and finalizations, which will require funding. We are confident that with your sponsorship, we will establish North America as a leader in automotive security.
Car Theft Stats:
According to ThinkInsure, “more than 200 cars are stolen daily across Canada. Some 86,132 vehicles were reported in 2018 alone, according to Statistics Canada.” Furthermore, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, “auto insurance fraud – including theft – costs Ontarians up to $1.6 billion yearly.” These numbers have been increasing steadily with the onset of COVID-19. For example, the City of Toronto:
In collaboration with Toronto Police Services, The Toronto Star reported:
- A total of 224 auto thefts in the City of Toronto (Week of Dec-08-2022). You can find the latest incident reports for East York, North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough and York here.
- There have been 7,945 vehicles stolen in Toronto since Jan. 1 — up 33.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2021. You can find the full article here
As for the United States, nationwide, there are more than 720,000 reported vehicle thefts each year, according to the most recent FBI crime data. That’s an average of 2.2 thefts per 1,000 people, or more than one vehicle stolen each minute of each day. (Source)
Our multicultural team is composed of talented interns and experienced professionals, all working together on a goal valuable to us all – the safety of our automobiles which we drive every day. Thus far, our efforts have been recognized by educational institutions, angel networks, insurance companies, auto manufacturers, dealerships, tech companies, and the Government.
(Left/Top, left to right): Shiffali S., Melody T., Xin X., Vasil B., Matthew E., Wyatt F. Photo Credits: Julia G.| (Right/Bottom, clockwise): Lino D., Dinara A., Saaraansh S., Mariam S.
Our Security Product:
Here are a few details about how our anti-theft system will work & surpass existing security solutions:
- It will be installed by professional auto mechanics and prevent unauthorized access to the car’s computers + key modules. It’s primary goal will be to keep your car where your parked it and ensure that you do not arrive to an empty parking space (while your car’s being shipped for vacation to the Middle-East).
- Our system will be hassle-free, incorporate A.I., and will not provide any physical barriers for the user.
- Our system will not operate “post-factum” & malfunction if receptivity is poor or if the car is surrounded by metal.
- Our system will require more than a matching rolling code and/or signal matching to authenticate.
- We will also release a software app, which will play the role of a user portal & be one’s go-to for any Avolta-related questions.
Where the Funds will Go:
- R&D Expenses (40%); acquisition of vehicles, safety equipment, & security system component(s) for testing.
- Leasing (30%); car garage + small office.
- Stipends (20%); for our hard-working team.
- Support for car theft victims & the people of Ukraine (10%).
Donor Benefits / Avolta Raffle
- Avolta has seven donation circles: Standard ($20), Bronze ($50), Silver ($250) , Gold ($1,000), Platinum ($5,000), Famiglia ($25,000), & Famiglia VIP (>$25,000).
- Perks & Benefits:
- Standard: A thank-you email from Avolta. Bonus: 2 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Bronze: All Standard features + premium Avolta newsletter subscription. Bonus: 5 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Silver: All Bronze features + thank you postcard + special beta-testing opportunities. Bonus: 25 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Gold: All Silver features + 10% Discount off of the Avolta Security System + Shout-out on our social media + thank you postcard (hand-signed by our team). Bonus: 100 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Platinum: All Gold features + 25% Discount off of the Avolta Security System (35% cumulative) + Invitations to exclusive company product events. Bonus: 100 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Famiglia: All Platinum features + 65% Discount off of the Avolta Security System (100% cumulative – free system!) + Front row seats at product launch (x3) + Dinner with some of Avolta’s executive team members/shareholders. Bonus: 100 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.
- Famiglia VIP: All Famiglia features + a mystery gift for your car + very exclusive opportunities. Bonus: 100 complementary Holiday Raffle Tickets.