The system can jump start a vehicle with the touch of a button using a Bluetooth enabled smartphone. - Photo: VOXX Electronics

The system can jump start a vehicle with the touch of a button using a Bluetooth enabled smartphone.

Photo: VOXX Electronics

VOXX Electronics Corporation has launched VOXX Power Systems (VPS), an Intelligent battery-backup system for automotive, marine, motorcycle, and powersport applications. The device allows vehicle operators to jump-start their vehicle from the comfort of the driver’s seat and eliminates the need to rely on roadside assistance or traditional jumper cables or jump-packs.

"28% of drivers will experience a dead battery sometime in their driving, and traditional products consist of either roadside assistance or jumping with jumper cables from another vehicle. These solutions aren’t ideal, since roadside assistance can take upwards of an hour and a half, and jumping the battery puts the driver in harm’s way with either the elements or other drivers,” said Aron Demers, Senior Vice President, VOXX Electronics Corporation. 

Most jump start products are portable in design, but heavily rely on the end-user ensuring their product is sufficiently charged to facilitate a jump start when needed. In most cases, these portable products are left home or in the vehicle in the heat for extended lengths of time where the batteries can swell and burst and/or lose their charge, greatly hindering their effectiveness. The compactness of the VOXX Power System is designed to be installed in a vehicle’s trunk, cabin, or under the seat, connected directly to the battery, and continually charged due to a custom battery charger circuit and automotive grade components that charge only when the vehicle’s engine is running and uses propriety methodology to extend battery lifetime.

Today’s technological advancements allow control of the system with a touch of a button using a Bluetooth enabled smartphone. When needed, the consumer can jump start their vehicle from the driver seat without ever having to open the hood, connect jumper cables, or wait for roadside assistance – all from the safety of the driver’s seat. In the event the user’s phone is unavailable, a large, easily accessible “jump” button is located on the physical unit.

Originally posted on Government Fleet