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REUTERS Agency got interested in two new security systems: AEDO (Automatic Emergency Door Opening) and SECS (Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System). Agency participated, as the first in the world, in the test of AEDO mounted in an armored military transporter named SKOT, and then in the test of AEDO and SECS mounted in the Ford Mondeo. Presentation took place on 2 of June 2016 in Krosno in Poland.
At the commission of Discovery Corporate Services Limited, a film was produced (11 min 30 s), which shows operation of AEDO and SECS safety systems in a military armored carrier, SKOT, and in a Ford Mondeo. The premiere of the film was on 1 February 2017 in „Wynalazcy przyszłości” (translation: “Future inventors”) shown by CANAL+DISCOVERY (repeated on 2, 4, 5 and 7 February). We were informed the same film will also be shown by nc+GO channel and abroad by DISCOVERY channel. A trailer can be seen here: http://www.canalplus.pl/discovery/wynalazcy-przyszlosci-2/odcinek-1 (in Polish).
Road Safety Systems by Nowak Innovations can help prevent thousands of fatalities – from burning, drowning or bleeding to death – caused by blocked car doors and jammed seat belts after car accidents. Blocked car doors occur more often than You think.
When crashed car catches fire and doors are blocked situation is dramatic:
Especially when your car has laminated side-windows:
In the United States since September 1, 2017 car makers has to install strong laminated side windows in all new cars and light trucks. It’s difficult to break it down, it’s installed to protect passengers from falling out of the vehicle during car accident. Currently worldwide part of new cars has all the windows made of laminated glass.
When your car’s cooling system is working with refrigerant’s new standard in EU and USA called HFO1234yf You have serious problem:
Eco-friendly car refrigerant turns into deadly gas if vehicle catches fire:
New refrigerant for cars, EU must not ignore fire risk:
Tesla Model S Crashes in Holland, the firefighters were unable to intervene, driver could not be extracted from the wreckage:
The firefighters who arrived at the scene were unable to intervene due to the state of the vehicle. With the battery pack broken and battery cells lying on the floor, they were afraid there was a risk of electrocution. That forced them to keep their distance and simply contain the fire, leaving the vehicle to burn. The driver, 53-year-old, was found dead on arrival and his body could not be extracted from the wreckage.
Electric cars are hidden ‘death trap’ with toxic smoke from batteries on fire:
If you were within 800 feet of a electric car on fire, you need to see your doctor, even if you were only driving, or a neighbor to a home where a fire took place, or walking or by-standing nearby.
Important safety issue can enforce authorities and car makers to implement new solutions reducing risks:
The issue of motor vehicle trunk entrapment was initially raised when NHTSA was petitioned by Mr. William Proehl to require that every new car be equipped with a trunk release lever that can be easily operated from inside a vehicle’s trunk. The petitioner stated that persons such as alarm and stereo installers, mechanics, playful children and crime victims may be trapped in the trunk:
In the case of a trunk release lever important influence and support from organizations such like KIDA and CARS:
The group estimates that every year, 10 to 20 people, including kidnapped adults, die trapped in a car trunk. Older cars without the release handle make escape difficult. Trunk temperatures rise sharply, resulting in heat-related deaths.
This grenade-proof Audi A8 has impressive emergency escape system:
Audi A8L has the first impressive evacuation car system. When driver or a passenger presses a evacuating button while holding the door handle, pyrotechnic load bolts ripped the door hinges disconnecting the door from the rest of the body and allowing safe to leave the vehicle. Such solution has come in handy in case of a car accident, in which the door is crushed and jammed. Unfortunately after breaking fixing screws hinges, opening the door can be difficult, because the door weigh up to 170 kg and passengers may be injured. In the case of sinking of the car, the system will not work too because water pressure is blocking the door.
Our company on tour
Nowak Innovations participates in many industry events and conferences, presenting its technological solutions to automotive market participants and road users. You can meet us here:
Kongres Impact17 in Cracow, Poland (31.05-1.06.2017)
On 31.05-1.06.2017 we took part in IMPACT17 congress in Cracow, where we talked with Mr. Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education, who got acquainted with our innovations, which highly appreciated and wished us success in their implementation.
Hannover Messe 2018 – Hannover, Germany (23-27.04.2017)
Nowak Innovations at its stand at the Hannover Messe 2018 showcases its AEDO and SECS solutions to Polish and German officials, authorities, motorists and drivers. At our stand we hosted Minister of Development, Mr Mateusz Morawiecki and Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Development Ms Jadwiga Emilewicz.
Hannover Meese 2017 organizers have recognized the importance of innovative transport safety systems – AEDO and SECS, presented by Nowak Innovations and launched presentation on their website: http://www.hannovermesse.de/exhibitor/nowak-innovations/Y367724 We put the Hannover Meese 2017 Organizers sincerely thanks.
This promotion will contribute to the faster industrial deployment of AEDO and SECS security systems, thereby increasing the security of all our transport users around the world.
Congress 590 – Rzeszow (17-18.11.2016)
On 17-18 November 2016 we participated in the 590 CONGRESS in Rzeszow, where we were invited to participate in “Showroom of the newest Polish technologies”.
We had the privilege of hosting our stand of the President of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda, who was introduced to the new innovative security systems AEDO and SECS.
The President was interested in the possibility of using AEDO and SECS systems in military means of transport in order to increase the security of Polish soldiers and improve the competitiveness of the Polish armaments industry.
In many cases car passengers get trapped in cars because of jammed door or blocked seat belts. Such situations are very dangerous and often tragic, especially when a vehicle is on fire or sinks.We have developed:- the AEDO (Automatic Emergency Door Opening) system, made up of pyrotechnic telescopic actuators, installed in the vehicles’ central pillars,- the SECS (Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System), made up of pyrotechnic seat belt cutting device, installed at the belt reel.Both the systems are electronically controlled and will get activated after a crash or overturn and after the vehicle stops moving, with a pre-set time delay, e.g.: 5-15 sec., as well as after a vehicle starts sinking in water or is on fire. Cutting off the seatbelts and opening the jammed doors gives the passengers a chance to leave the vehicle and a rescue team to get to the accident victims, which often saves lives.
Our devices can be installed on vehicle both at the stage of manufacturing and in service, as additional safety feature.
1) new and second-hand passenger cars, delivery vans trucks and buses and coaches,
2) bullet-proof civilian cars (VIP),
3) bullet-proof and combat military vehicles,
4) planes, helicopters, both civilian and military,
5) trains and other rail vehicles,
6) fire-protection systems, smoke flaps, emergency exits.
SECS (Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System)
A few seconds after an accident or crash and after a vehicle stops moving and after the vehicle starts sinking in water or is on fire – a sensor transmits an electric pulse to activate the gas generators in the devices cutting off the fastened seat belts.
After the gas generator is activated, the compressed gas causes dynamic shift of the sealed piston which hits a cylindrical element with a cutting blade and the blade moves and cuts the webbing (tape) of the fastened seat belt. Such construction of the cutting device ensures it is light and of small dimensions.
AEDO (Automatic Emergency Door Opening) system
The vehicle’s door automatic emergency opening system opens the all the vehicle’s doors after an accident and provides the passengers with a possibility of leaving the vehicle.
At a right moment a system of electronic sensors transit san electric pulse to activate the pyrotechnic loads installed in telescopic actuators. These actuators can be installed in the car’s central pillars, below the lock, in the side sills or doors.
The problem of imprisonment victims of accidents in cars occurs worldwide and continues to grow.
Dangerous side windows in USA
In the United States, from 1 September 2017 new regulations issued by the US Agency for Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which require manufacturers of passenger cars and light trucks registered in the US market, the mandatory installation of side windows made of shatterproof laminated glass (instead of the previously used tempered glass). This is to prevent the death of about 300 people die falling out of the car during the accident, but unfortunately laminated glass are a major threat to passenger cars, which drown or burn, because the windows can not be broken down. Currently car manufacturers gradually increase the number of cars with laminated glass door cars to reach 100% of produced cars with laminated glass used.
The new regulations will cause a dramatic increase in deaths and serious burns of people, who can be in the last moments rescued from the burning car. In 2015 in USA comes to about 174 000 fires cars where burning alive more than 445 people and more than 1 550 people suffer severe burns, while 400 people sinks in cars, where every year the water gets there more than 10 000 cars.
More information about the problem in a report on NBC: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Type-of-Glass-in-Your-Cars-Windows-Could-Change-Escape-Plan-206353031.html
Dangerous air conditioning in the car in the US, EU and Japan
Another threat to all of us are provisions introduced in the US, EU and Japan requiring all automakers use in air conditioners ecological refrigerant R1234 yf, which is extremely dangerous, because after the occurrence of fire car produces highly toxic gas hydrogen fluoride which additionally combined with water produces lethal hydrofluoric acid.
See materials about R1234yf:
Therefore, the widespread use of AEDO and SECS systems allows you to quickly get out passengers from the car after the accident and could save the health and lives of many thousands of victims of road accidents in the world.
1. PL Pat. 194 447 B1, “Układ do awaryjnego otwierania drzwi pojazdu”, , (“System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”),
2. PL Pat. 225 323 B1, pt. “Siłownik teleskopowy” (“Telescopic actuator”)
3. US Pat. 7,327,232 B2, “System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”,
4. US Pat. 9,568,028 B2, “Telescopic actuator”,
5. PL Pat. 201 136 B1, pt.”Sposób awaryjnego przecinania zapiętych pasów bezpieczeństwa”, ( “Mode emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt”),
6. PL Pat. 224 048 B1, pt. “Urządzenie do przecinania zapiętych pasów bezpieczeństwa” (“Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt),
7. EU Pat. Application – 0371 0555.8-2311/1 549 815 “System der Anlagen zum Notoffnen der Kraftfahrzeugturen” (“System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”, – 06.22.2016 – date of the decision the EPO to grant a patent on the system AEDO, in 26 European countries)
8. PL Pat. Application P – 392 187 “Siłownik teleskopowy”, (“Telescopic actuator”)
9. PCT/PL 2011/000088 “Telescopic actuator”,
10. PL Pat. Application P – 396 371 “Urządzenie do awaryjnego przecinania zapiętych pasów bezpieczeństwa)” (“Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt”),
11. PCT/PL 2012/000094 “Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt,
12. PL Pat. Application P – 396 300 “Siłownik teleskopowy” (“Telescopic actuator”) ( Additional patent),
13. Hong Kong Pat. Application No. 06100310.7 “System der Anlagen zum Notoffnen der Kraftfahrzeugturen”,(System AEDO)
14. EPO –Pat. Pending No 12815867.2 – 1503/ 2758286 “Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt” ,
15. EPO – Pat. Pending No: 11770573.1-1751/2606241 “Telescopic Actuator”,
16. US Pat. Pending No: 14/345,911 “Device for emergency cutting off fastened seatbelts” .
The Company was set up on 7th January, 2014. The members are individuals, residents of Poland. The initial capital is PLN 2 480 000 and originates from a contribution of a part of enterprise of Wiesław Nowak (NWTech in Krosno) and contributions in cash. The mission of the company is to implement manufacture of the devices improving safety of passengers of vehicles. The company owns a number of rights to inventions.
Our company is nominated to Polish Awards of Smart Growth (Polska Nagroda Inteligentnego Rozwoju).
On April 19, 2016 company launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, that will last until 1 June.
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13.01.2009 – Dziennik “Super Nowości”
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20.10.2009 – Telewizja Kablowa Obiektyw
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05.03.2012 – Bloomberg Businessweek Polska
01.09.2015 – Polish Television TVP1, “Teleexpress”
02.09.2015 – Polish Television TVP2, “Panorama”
19.09.2015 – Telewizja TVN, “Dzień Dobry TVN”
20.04.2016 – krosnocity.pl about local inventors http://www.krosnocity.pl/
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13.07.2016 – http://auto.dziennik.pl/
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1.02.2017 – “Inventors of futures” (Wynalazcy przyszłości 2) on Canal+ Discovery channel http://www.canalplus.pl/
The Company continues the execution of its legal antecedent’s Agreement on co-funding No: UDA-POIG.05.04.01-18-003/11-00 of 2nd March, 2012.