CARFIT partners with VINCI Highways to strengthen safety on motorways
PARIS, 21st of December 2017 – CARFIT, the specialist in predictive maintenance applied to the automotive sector, announces a partnership with VINCI Highways. CARFIT PULS, the connected vibration sensor created by CARFIT is marketed with the toll transceiver from VINCI Highways, to allow drivers to be better informed about the general state of their vehicles. This increases their safety and those of the other users of the VINCI managed highways.
The CARFIT vibration sensor is used to monitor the condition of the undercarriage wear parts such as tires, wheels, shocks absorbers and brakes. The CARFIT PULS simply sticks on the back of the steering wheel. It communicates with an application and a chatbot on the user smartphones (Android/iOS) which provides the driver with maintenance alerts and maintenance recommendations.
CARFIT analysis technology compares the vibrations of a car to the standard of the car model to deduce diagnostic and replacement needs for the undercarriage wear parts which enhances safety.
Autotech startup based in France and in the United States which won the French Tech Ticket and has been accelerated by Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale-CA and by the Hub Bpifrance, CARFIT combines the science of NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) automotive vibrations with artificial intelligence technologies to create solutions for individualized predictive maintenance.
“We do not always realize the wear of certain parts that ensure the proper functioning and safety of our cars. This is especially true with second-hand cars, especially since vibrations often occur gradually,” notes Eric ESPINASSE, VP Sales of CARFIT. “VINCI Highways innovation and marketing services approached CARFIT very early on, to provide their customers with a new technology that will change the way we understand our cars and contribute to greater safety for all.”
For VINCI Highways, the safety of drivers traveling on their highways is indeed a priority. Each year, more than 180,000 repairs are performed on the VINCI Highways network, 25% of which are directly linked to the condition of the tires. “The partnership between CARFIT and VINCI Highways is clearly in line with our desire for an ever more personalized service and safety prevention for our customers” says Sophie BERNARD, Managing Director at VINCI Highways.
“We are constantly striving to make our customers’ journeys more fluid and secure with the help of new technologies, and the VINCI Highways-CARFIT Pack is part of this commitment, with innovation recognized by RocketSpace, PlugandPlay and the FrenchTech,” adds Paul MAAREK, President at VINCI Highways.
From December 2018 to 31st of January 2018, VINCI Highways will sell a CARFIT PULS and the VINCI Highways Toll badge with a 1 year subscription at € 27.00 incl. VAT instead of € 54.00 incl. VAT, a 50% discount. The Highway Toll Badge is an electronic badge used to pre-pay for motorway access.
The electronic toll system service can be used on all motorways in France and in nearly 400 car parks.
CARFIT revolutionizes the car service industry by combining NVH science (noise vibration harshness) with Artificial Intelligence to create individualized predictive car maintenance solutions. CARFIT teams in the USA, France and Hong-Kong collaborate with the auto industry players: maintenance, new mobility services, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and Tier1 suppliers, who want to take advantage from the new technological opportunities and create the connected maintenance solutions of tomorrow. For more information visit www.car.fit
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About VINCI Highways
VINCI Highways – a subsidiary of VINCI – is the Europe’s leading motorway concession operator> VINCI Highways welcomes more than 2 million customers every day on its networks that includes: ASF, Cofiroute, Escota and Arcour. VINCI Highways is a long-term partner of the French State, who grants the highways concession. VINCI network counts 4.422 km/2.747 miles of motorways – 186 service areas – 266 rest areas – 323 toll stations. For more information visit www.vinci-autoroutes.com