Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
splitsecnd, the plug-in crash detection company, today announced the availability of its crash detection device that calls for help in the event of an emergency. The device is available for purchase immediately, and will be shipping to customers within two weeks.
splitsecnd makes it possible for anyone to immediately upgrade their vehicle with crash detection capabilities, without the hassle of complicated professional installations. There is no need to sync, link, or pair splitsecnd to any other devices as it works independently once plugged-in. The compact device remains discreetly out of the way until a crash triggers the emergency response system. At that moment, the device places a call to splitsecnd’s emergency response center using its built-in calling capabilities. From there, a trained responder can communicate with the vehicle’s passengers and dispatch EMS crews if necessary using the GPS coordinates of the device.
The splitsecnd device can be plugged into any vehicle’s cigarette lighter and will automatically call for help in the event of an accident. The device is now available for purchase through splitsecnd’s website for $199, plus a $14.95 monthly service subscription.
In a life-threatening situation, splitsecnd can shave critical minutes off of EMS response times and could mean the difference between life and death for drivers and passengers. The simple device provides families with a hassle-free way to protect themselves and their loved ones on the road.
“Crash detection technology has been available in select new vehicles for almost two decades, but there has been very little innovation in terms of making this technology ubiquitous and less complicated,” said Chris Thompson, co-founder and CEO of splitsecnd. “We built splitsecnd because everyone should be able to easily protect themselves and their family on the road, no matter the make, model, or year of their car.”
The device also includes a backup battery in the event that an automobile loses power during a crash and was extensively tested at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), an auto-industry R&D facility. Over the course of the past year, the company worked with UMTRI and Product Creation Studio, a leading engineering firm, to put the device through a wide array of tests ranging from crash simulations, modeling work and more to ensure that families could count on splitsecnd in the event of an emergency.
“We are 100 percent focused on making the simplest, most reliable crash detection offering on the market,” said Will Green, co-founder and COO. “We are happy to let the other guys worry about displaying your tweets on the navigation screen, or streaming Pandora over Bluetooth. splitsecnd will focus on keeping families safe.”
For drivers that use their cigarette lighter to charge their phone, splitsecnd has incorporated a USB port so that you can still charge devices without removing the splitsecnd crash detection unit. The company will also release mobile apps for iOS and Android that will provide access to additional features like Family Finder™, which helps family members quickly locate each other on the road.
Key key features of splitsecnd include:
To order splitsecnd for your family, please visit: http://splitsecnd.com
splitsecnd is a plug-in crash detection device that calls for help to protect your family on the road.
Our mission is to make it easy for you to protect your family on the road. Unlike most car technology, splitsecnd doesn’t have to be installed, just plug it into the cigarette lighter of any car and it works. That’s all it takes.
splitsecnd was developed by Chris Thompson and William Green in 2010 while the duo was still enrolled at Vanderbilt University. splitsecnd is headquartered in Nashville, TN, and is an alumnus of Nashville’s JumpStart Foundry.