About us

Nowak Innovations Ltd. was established in 2014 as a continuation of Wiesław Nowak’s NW-Tech that operated since 2003. Three brothers and inventors: Zygmunt, Janusz, and Wiesław Nowak, started working on devices that would increase safety of car drivers and passengers all around the world.

The company is the owner of the Automatic Emergency Door Opening (AEDO) system and the Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System (SECS).

The idea for the inventions came into existence when the Nowak brothers witnessed an accident on a highway in France, in which a young woman got trapped inside a car, and died when the car caught fire. The victim of the accident burned alive because she could not get out of the car due to stuck doors.

Ever since then, the goal of the Nowak brothers was to implement the inventions they developed in mass produced passenger cars.

Our Products

AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY DOOR OPENING (AEDO)

The AEDO system opens car doors in emergency situations, e. g. when they are jammed after an accident, and enables the passengers to leave the vehicle, or helps third parties recover injured persons from the car.

The door are pushed open with pyrotechnic telescopic actuators, mounted in the door posts. The actuators are driven by safe pyrotechnic gas generators commonly used in the automotive industry, e. g. in airbags and seat belt pretensioners.
The actuators are controlled by an electronic circuit and can be started automatically, semi-automatically or manually by the driver or passenger of the car.

After activation, the system first opens door locks and then pushes the doors of the vehicle open. It activates after a collision, or a rollover, with a set time delay, e.g. 5-15 seconds, after the vehicle comes to a halt. It can also activate after the vehicle falls into water or after if it catches fire.

Our devices can be installed both in new vehicles, as well as in used vehicles as additional equipment.

They can be also installed in new and used vans, trucks, buses, armored passenger cars, armored military vehicles, airplanes, both civil and military helicopters, trains and rail vehicles, fire protection systems, smoke dampers, and emergency exits.

Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System (SECS)

In an event of an accident, the SECS system can cut jammed seat belts and allow victims of the accident to quickly leave the car on their own.

The system becomes activate after a collision, or a rollover, with a set time delay, e.g. 5-15 seconds, after the vehicle comes to a halt. It can also activate after the vehicle falls into water or after if it catches fire.

The electronic sensor transmits an electrical pulse to activate the gas generator which pushes a blade through the seat belt and cuts it.

The device is mounted on the seat belt tape, in the vehicle door pillar. The device can be mounted both in a new vehicle, as well as in a used car as additional equipment.

Breakthrough vehicle evacuation systems to save lives of  soldiers around the world

The AEDO (Automatic Emergency Door Opening) and SECS (Seatbelt Emergency Cutting System) systems are designed to simplify and accelerate evacuation and rescue procedures for servicemen trapped inside damaged vehicles.

AEDO and SEC consist of pyrotechnic telescopic actuators which in programmed sequence force open jammed locks, pry open jammed doors and hatches while also cutting seatbelts.

AEDO and SEC systems can be activated automatically by sensors after a pre-programmed delay following collision, IED explosion, fire or other similar instances forcing the vehicle to stop; manually by the driver or surviving passengers, as well as from the outside, by rescue teams.

The simplicity of design allows both for use in currently produced models and for retrofitting in existing vehicles almost regardless of their age and original design.

AEDO and SEC offer numerous advantages over existing evacuation systems as they don’t require physical strength to remove window panes or waiting for arrival of heavy equipment to pull the doors open. Instead, pyrotechnic actuators can be activated electronically even by wounded personnel or by the rescue teams from the outside. Because the system attempts to force the locks open first, the damage caused to doors and hatches in the second phase of opening is minimal.

The system is now being implemented in the most recent design of armored personnel carrier developed for the Polish Army. Tested to open even the heaviest of doors on wide range of military equipment.

How it works

Safety on roads

  • Deaths in US yearly
  • Number of injuries yearly in US in thousands

Our team

Our team of engineers who invented the AEDO and SECS systems.

Wiesław, Zygmunt i Janusz Nowak - wynalazcy

Company on tour

Patents

AEDO and SECS systems are inventions in the world and are protected by patents in Poland, the European Union, the US and Hong Kong:

  • PL Pat. 194 447 B1 „Układ do awaryjnego otwierania drzwi pojazdu”,
  • PL Pat. 201 136 B1  „Sposób awaryjnego przecinania zapiętych pasów bezpieczeństwa” ,
  • PL Pat. 224 048 B1 „ Urządzenie do przecinania zapiętych pasów bezpieczeństwa” ,
  •  PL Pat. 225 323 B1 „Siłownik teleskopowy”,
  • PL Pat. 229 995 B1 „Sposób uwalniania osób uwięzionych w pojeździe po wystąpieniu sytuacji awaryjnej, zintegrowany system do realizacji tego sposobu oraz sposób montażu siłownika do otwierania drzwi pojazdu”,
  • US Pat. 7,327,232 B2  „System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”,    ,
  • US Pat. 9,499,122 B2 „Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt”,
  • US Pat. 9,568,028 B2 „Telescopic actuator”,
  • European Patent – France – EP 1549815 B1 „System der Anlagen zum Notoffnen der Kraftfahrzeugturen”, („System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”,
  • European Patent – United Kingdom –  EP 1549815 B1 „System der Anlagen zum Notoffnen der Kraftfahrzeugturen”, („System of devices for emergency opening of vehicle doors”,
  • Hong Kong Pat. No. 06100310.7  „System der Anlagen zum Notoffnen der Kraftfahrzeugturen”,
  • Patent Application PCT/PL2017/000041 “The method of rescuing people trapped in a vehicle following an emergency situation, an integrated system for the implementation of this method, and the method of actuator assembly for vehicle door opening” ,
  • EPO –Patent Application No 2 – 1503/ 2758286 „Device for emergency cutting of fastened seatbelt” ,
  • EPO – Patent Application No: 11770573.1-1751/2606241 „ Telescopic Actuator” ,
  • PL Pat. Application  P. 396 300 „Siłownik teleskopowy” (patent dodatkowy),
  • PL Pat. Application P. 425 422 „Sposoby awaryjnego otwierania otworów, wejściowych w sytuacjach awaryjnych, urządzenia i systemy do ich realizacji oraz sposoby montażu urządzeń do awaryjnego otwierania ruchomych elementów montowanych w otworach wejściowych,
  • Patent Application PCT/PL 2019/050026 „ Methods of Emergency Opening of Manholes in Emergency Situations, Devices and Systems for Their Embodiment and Methodsof Assembling Devices for Emergency Opening of Movable Elements Installed in Manholes”

News from the automotive and road safety industries

Media about us

Our patents showed on media:

  • 12.07.2016 – deon.pl
  • 13.07.2016 – http://auto.dziennik.pl/
  • 06.07.2016 – http://innpoland.pl/128113,zygmunt-z-krosna-mogl-uratowac-bohatera-szybkich-i-wscieklych-jak-wydobywac-ludzi-z-plonacych-samochodow
  • 07.06.2016 – wp.tv
  • 02.06.2016 – http://www.krosno24.pl/informacje.php3?id=9698
  • 08.05.2016 – http://wiemy.to/post-1640-trzech-braci-z-polski-opracowa-o-awaryjny-system-otwierania-drzwi-podczas-wypadku.html
  • 28.04.2016 – http://krosno112.pl/aktualnosci/pozostale-informacje/item/1796-krosnienskie-innowacje-w-bezpieczenstwie
  • 24.01.2016 – TVN Turbo, „Raport TVN Turbo”
  • 20.04.2016 – http://www.krosnocity.pl/index.php/aktualnosci/fakty/krosno/item/14830-innowacje-z-krosna-beda-ratowaly-zycie.html19.09.2015 – Telewizja TVN, „Dzień Dobry TVN”
  • 02.09.2015 – Telewizja Polska TVP2, „Panorama”
  • 01.09.2015 – Telewizja Polska TVP1, „Teleexpress”
  • 05.03.2012 – Magazyn Prasowy Bloomberg Businessweek Polska
  • 09.07.2009 – Telewizja TVN, „Fakty”
  • 20.10.2009 – Telewizja Kablowa Obiektyw
  • 17.01.2009 – Radio VOX FM
  • 17.01.2009 – Radio Rzeszów
  • 16.01.2009 – Radio ESKA
  • 13.01.2009 – Dziennik „Super Nowości”
  • 30.12.2008 – Telewizja Polska Rzeszów, „Aktualności”
  • 25.12.2008 – Telewizja Polska TVP2, „Panorama”
  • Where we are

    Fundusze Europejskie

    Firma korzysta z dotacji Unii Europejskiej

    Spółka kontynuuje, po poprzedniku prawnym, realizację Umowy o dofinansowanie nr: UDA-POIG.05.04.01-18-003/11-00 z dnia 02.03.2012 r.

    Projekt: „Dokonanie zgłoszenia wynalazku do ochrony patentowej przez Przedsiębiorstwo Innowacyjno-Wdrożeniowo-Handlowe NW Tech w ramach międzynarodowej procedury PCT. Całkowity koszt realizacji projektu wynosi : 91 868,19 PLN. Kwota dofinansowania z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego wynosi:  54 065,38 PLN. Kwota dofinansowania z Budżetu Państwa wynosi: 9 540,96 PLN

    Spółka kontynuuje, po poprzedniku prawnym, realizację Umowy o dofinansowanie nr: UDA-POIG.05.04.01-18-001/12-00 z dnia 30.04.2013 r.

    Projekt: „Dokonanie zgłoszenia wynalazku do ochrony patentowej przez Przedsiębiorstwo Innowacyjno-Wdrożeniowo-Handlowe NW Tech w ramach Międzynarodowej Procedury PCT. Całkowity koszt realizacji projektu wynosi: 100 302,99 PLN. Kwota dofinansowania z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego wynosi: 58 047,60 zł PLN. Kwota dofinansowania z Budżetu Państwa wynosi: 10 243,70 zł PLN.

    Projekty współfinansowane przez Unię Europejską z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego oraz Budżetu Państwa w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Innowacyjna Gospodarka na lata 2007-2013.