Experienced drivers treasure it: the Coyote driver assistant. This unique device, which sits snugly on your dashboard in your live of view, is now better than ever. In the beginning of this year the European manufacturer Coyote introduced their latest model, the Coyote UP, which has two new features: a voice assistant for improved safety behind the wheel, and their patented “Predictive Safety technology”. We explain you here more about it. Just read on!
Hans Knol ten Bensel
The Coyote UP embodies an new generation…
Times evolve, and the expectations of the customers too. Good reasons for the Coyote engineers to develop unique extra features, such as their own voice assistant which is able to understand requests in ordinary language. This language feature is interactive: it allows drivers to raise and confirm alerts without taking their eyes off the road or removing their hands from the wheel, using the simple phrase ‘Hey COYOTE!’
Other new features have been incorporated into COYOTE UP:
A 3.5 inch touch screen that is discreet and easy to read.
A single physical button that simplifies interactions with the device.
A new interface that is simple, ergonomic and intuitive.
Automatic mode change between day (white background) and night (black background) which prevents dazzling the driver.
Last but not least, there is this so-called “Predictive Safety technology. ”
Based on an algorithm that analyses community data which have been made anonymous, this Predictive Safety feature contributes to better hazard identification and awareness.
At each bend in the road that has been identified as dangerous*, the driver receives a contextual alert which provides a recommended speed for taking the bend safely.
Predictive Safety allows members of the Coyote community to:
1.Negotiate bends confidently
2.Drive with knowledge of what lies ahead
3.Manage their speed even better
This free feature will be initially implemented through a software update on all Coyote UP and NAV+ products during the first quarter of 2020.
Coyote’s unique strength: its user community.
In addition to the new voice functionality and Predictive Safety, the device incorporates all the technology developed by COYOTE. Road alerts and hazards will be reported in real time by the community of over 1.6 million users in Belgium.
The screen displays maximum recommended speed and any disruptions on the route ahead. COYOTE once again offers an ad-free service so as not to distract users. Personal data transmitted by its user community remain anonymous and are not used for commercial purposes.
Coyote aims to contribute to road safety by providing precise, reliable and real-time alerts to its members as well as to its various partners, including the Federal Police. Its information is actually also made available on several platforms: connected devices, applications, on board systems in cars (partnerships with Renault, PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Parrot) and various interfaces specifically developed in the context of public and private partnerships.
Made in Europe, for its European users…
Coyote operates in eight European countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Poland. The Coyote community has 5.5 million members in Europe, including 1.63 million in Belgium.
The European user community is very important to COYOTE, and has played a central role in the product’s design: through their feedback and the needs they have identified, our loyal customers and ambassadors have worked alongside COYOTE to co-create this new device.
COYOTE manufactures the COYOTE UP in France (it is designed in the Paris region and Bordeaux; assembled in partner factories in Caen and Rennes).
This European user community is very important to COYOTE, and has played a central role in the product’s design.
The COYOTE UP is available from 13 January 2020 on the website http://www.coyotesystems.be at a price of €229 including VAT. The device is also available in Coyote stores and at all the usual points of sale.
We have now unpacked our COYOTE UP, and will soon report on our user experiences!
More soon, stay posted!
Hans Knol ten Bensel