Security firm ADT and US carmaker Ford have a new company called Canopy, they announced Tuesday. Think of this joint venture this way: Ring But in the case of automobiles, ADT and Ford will work together to improve car safety and use artificial intelligence and owner’s apps to keep the car and equipment in it.
There are many aspects to the security systems of the future. Canopy implements a combination of acoustic sensors, dashcam, radar, LTE and GPS to identify potential intruders and alert vehicle owners as needed. Initially, the camera will be the main device and the owner can install it in the cargo area of the van or in the floor of a pickup truck. This camera is equipped with Artificial Intelligence which receives inputs to determine credible threats.
For example, technicians must be smart enough to tell the difference between a loud noise near a construction site and the sound of a potential thief breaking windows as soon as they enter a vehicle. When it comes to movement, the sensor promises the ability to distinguish suspicious movements in relation to a car or animal entering the collection bed.
If the roof system detects a credible threat, the vehicle owner can view a live stream from the camera, receive notifications of suspicious activity, and view past incidents via a mobile app.
A professional surveillance system, secured by ADT, can take further action to contact the appropriate parties, whether they are vehicle operators, vehicle owners, or even the police. When the canopy goes up for sale, owners can talk to burglars to warn them they’re under surveillance via two-way voice, pre-recorded voice messages, or other voice alerts.
Canopy will launch its first product in 2023, making FordPro one of the company’s biggest launch partners. The F-150 in particular when transit buyers take their first plunge into technology. Canopy will also foray into major physical stores and online retailers, making their products available at car dealerships. The Ford franchise seems like a good bet at first. However, the company is not exclusive to Ford. Canopy will eventually expand its reach to other automakers.
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