It sounds obvious but the air you breath is important, not just that you get enough, but that it’s clean. Just like our taste buds go blind to a higher than healthy sodium level in our diet our noses go blind to air that’s not really fit to breath. For people with asthma or COPD the air must be clean or they’re in danger, but even if it’s not a health risk, it’s unpleasant to breath bad air.
All modern cars do something to filter air for both the vehicle and the passengers. Just look at these pictures of places that haven’t yet addressed air pollution. The pollutants don’t have to be visible to the naked eye to be something you don’t want to breath in.
Crispify is one company taking on in-cabin air quality. This Israeli based start-up set out to apply cutting edge technology to the user’s air quality experience. They’re able to transform any climate control system into a smart Air Quality Management solution capable of identifying and mitigating pollutants, and more.
They do this through AI powered monitoring and analyzing platform harvesting data from inside and outside your vehicle to achieve unmatched air quality.
A side benefit of the air quality technology is its fleet applications. Of course, enhanced passenger wellness is a bonus but the same technology can allow employers, rental fleet owners, even rideshare owners to know if passengers are violating smoking policies. By maintaining the best possible air inside a vehicle, the car will be fresher for the next user, which aids in customer satisfaction.
Without having to invade privacy the way camera monitoring does, air monitoring can check in-vehicle condition. Is it time to clean or change the upholstery? What if your car sent you a message to notify you?
- Real Time Monitoring.
- Virus and Bacteria Checks
- A crisp score (rating the current air cleanliness)
- Trends and Metrics of your vehicle over time
- Recommendations (identifying vehicles that could cause problems over time.)
- GPS (Don’t’ go to the expense or trouble of installing a separate service, it’s included)
Another side benefit to rideshare owners is the increased confidence customers have in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Canary Device by Crispify is an aftermarket device that installs easily as a plug and play device should. There’s no need to replace your fleet just to gain the useful features of this technology—simply retrofit your current fleet. The MaaS software will expand easily with each new license purchased as a monthly subscription.
The optional API also allows for integration with common fleet management software or built-in infotainment systems.
Possible Life Saving Technology
Crispify doesn’t just protect against the long-term problems from chronic exposure to pollution. High levels of CO2 can cause drowsiness which can be life threatening when operating a vehicle.
Toxic Chemicals are used or incorporated in many interior parts of a vehicle. If heat, age or improper installation has allowed some of these chemicals to leak into the car’s internal atmosphere it could cause skin, eye, nose or throat irritation which could send false messages about health condition. Who wants to go to the doctor with a mysterious rash when you actually need to take your car to the mechanic?
Making a Splash
Crispify is starting to get noticed with press coverage on platforms like TechCrunch, Embryo, and GeekTime.
Crispify is partnering with other forward-thinking companies so look for them to be a part of the future of cars for many years to come.
They’ve partnered with Avis Budget Group, Tesla, Connetic Ventures, Hatcher +, GoAhead, AWS, Techstar, Plug and Play, & Fusion LA.
We look forward to potentially interviewing them sometime in the future. Until then…you can do your own digging on the website Crispify.io