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SD company creates first wrong way driver detection app

It’s the first app of its type on the planet. “It’s a game changer,” mentioned Sylvester Raymond, founding father of JV Marketing Technologies.

SAN DIEGO — An estimated 400 folks die every year in wrong way crashes within the United States.

A San Diego company is hoping to cut back these numbers with the first of its type app, that alerts each drivers and legislation enforcement about wrong way drivers.

“If we will help legislation enforcement to get to those drivers earlier than they commit this accident, then we simply saved plenty of fatalities and plenty of harm, mentioned Sylvester Raymond, founding father of JV Marketing Technologies.

The San Diego primarily based agency simply launched the “Wrong Way Driver Alert System.”

“It’s a game changer. It’s a disrupter in the market for sure,” mentioned Raymond.

Cal Trans has spent hundreds of thousands attempting to curb the issue, utilizing signage, lighting, and infrared cameras.

But, in response to statistics, the quantity of people that die every year in wrong way crashes continues to climb, with an estimated 40 deaths per year in California alone.

Once the Wrong Way Driver Alert System app is downloaded, customers can report wrong way drivers.

That data is then shared with different drivers inside a seven-mile radius who even have the app.

If you are the one driving the wrong way, the app can detect that as nicely.

“This algorithm will automatically pickup whether you’re driving the wrong way. It knows the difference between whether you’re making a left turn or turning around and going the wrong way. You’ll get a voice and text saying you’re driving the wrong way, please correct your course,” mentioned Raymond.

So, how does this assist legislation enforcement? Agencies can buy what’s referred to as a police fireplace rescue or PFR unit, which Raymond’s company will set up and keep.

The software will mechanically alert legislation enforcement inside a 50 mile radius of a wrong way driver, giving them the precise location.

Raymond says that makes it extra dependable and well timed than among the delays related to calling 9-1-1.

To use the software, collaborating businesses can pay seven million {dollars} for 5 years, which, in response to Raymond, is way more economical than different deterrents.

At least one state is getting ready to begin a pilot program to check it out. Raymond hopes extra will quickly to do the identical.

The app is accessible on the app retailer for Apple and Android customers.

You should have the app for it to work, however Raymond says he is speaking to automobile firms about integrating this method into the automobile itself sooner or later.

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