AutoCyb

Faqs

AUTOCYB® (17)

Can I remove it for maintenance, inspection or emission testing?

Absolutely, just turn the key, remove and then re-install later.

What if the dummy plug looks different than what’s on my vehicle?

That’s OK. The DLC dummy test plug may look different that the actual DLC on your vehicle. The reason is that there a numerous manufacturers of this connector. Some are black, others white in color. To remove the dummy from the AUTOCYB® just turn the key and pull it off and discard.

Is there an online install video?

Yes, we advise that you watch the HOW TO INSTALL

Can I test the locking mechanism before install?

Yes, the AUTOCYB® is shipped with a DLC dummy test plug to demonstrate that the product works as advertised. It also allows the end user to practice on/off and get a feel for attaching the device to the vehicle’s DLC.

Are there instructions to install?

The AUTOCYB® manufacture provides detailed instructions, yet this is no guarantee that the end user without further assistance can successfully complete the install/removal task. The manufacturer warrants and guarantees that the product conforms to the IEEE-1616a global standard. However, the manufacturer has no ability to inspect the condition of the customer’s vehicle DLC. If the AUTOcyb™ will not successfully install on the vehicle then the manufacturer will assist the end user to rectify the problem if technically feasible, however, the manufacturer may advise the end user to use the product on another vehicle with a better DLC.

Is it “simple” to install?

The AUTOCYB® is advertised and marketed as simple to install, yet when the word simple is conveyed and applied to technology it depends on the technical expertise of the end user – the customer. What seems simple to one may seem difficult to another. With this understanding it is best to advise all end users that they may or may not possess the ability to install and remove this product without assistance. Installation and removal may require the expertise of someone other than them (e.g. auto mechanic, etc.). A successful install may depend on the physical condition of the vehicle’s DLC.

What is the function of the port?

It’s increasingly used as an access point to other in-vehicle electronics systems, subsystems, computers, sensors, actuators and an array of control modules including the air bag control module. The onboard DLC is also used as a serial port to retrieve data elements from on-board systems, subsystems, modules, devices and functions that collect and store data elements related to a vehicle crash such as a restraint control module (RCM) and event data recorder (EDR).

Is the DLC also called the OBD2?

Yes, this onboard DLC (OBDII) is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (40 CFR 86.094-17(h) and revisions for subsequent model years. It is standardized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Vehicle Electrical Engineering Systems Diagnostic Standards Committee. The physical configuration of the output plug is specified under SAE J1962-2002 and through the International Standards Organization under ISO 15031-3:2004.

Will it work on my vehicle?

That depends. Virtually every passenger car and light truck manufactured in or imported to the North American market since model year 1996 includes an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) to allow access to engine and emissions diagnostic data. The product plugs into the DLC but the DLC needs to be functional and accessible.

Is the product standardized?

Yes, the AUTOCYB® automotive cyber security lock conforms to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) global standard IEEE-1616a: Motor Vehicle Event Data Recorder Connector Lockout Apparatus (MVEDR/CLA).

What is the market for this product?

A large market exists in the following areas:

  • The general public of registered owners of the U.S. fleet of 243 million vehicles concerned with consumer protection, Big Brother and privacy issues.
  • Military vehicles and federal, state, county and local government vehicles.
  • Vehicle OEMs who lease vehicles — they cannot permit odometer tampering, re-engineering or access to crash data.
  • Automotive insurance companies who seek to prevent other parties from access to serial port data. Misuse of crash data will negatively impact insurers.
  • Automotive rental companies who wish to avoid odometer tampering or access to crash data.
  • Institutional fleets such as schools, colleges and universities.
  • Business fleets include leasing, construction, plumbing, heating, food distribution, shipping, utilities.
  • Others: police, fire, EMS, taxi, etc.
  • Automotive aftermarket, Big Box stores.
  • Global Market Partners in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

What is the marketing need for this product?

Privacy and protecting personal information is the major consumer motivator — the core psychographic. It is what drives the sales of the high demand products designed to protect data, data, data…privacy, privacy, privacy. Our product is perfectly suited to capture the need and its demand curve reaches across all demographic categories, cohorts and sub-sets. Our product can be linked to or independently created as an automotive aftermarket service such as providing vehicle owners supplemental insurance for automotive cyber security. When the user of our product attaches the connector lockout within their vehicle(s) they are actively exerting their Fourth Amendment expectation of privacy. There is also a large market to prevent vehicles from being stolen. Our product helps to prevent vehicle theft, odometer fraud and vehicle identification number (VIN) tampering.

What is the customer base?

The combined number of “potential” customers for the product is well over 150 million EDR equipped vehicles. The NHTSA estimate is that 91.6 light vehicles include EDR technology. The light vehicle market will grow by approximately 15 million per year.

How long did it take to get to this point?

AIRMIKA, INC. invented, patented, developed, standardized and manufactured the first and only products to secure the vehicle connector interface, thus providing consumer protection at a critical time in surface transportation history. To accomplish the current status of EDR technology took 20 years (70 national and international meetings) of intense high-level involvement in developing and enhancing the technology via standardization, regulation and legislation.

What’s next?

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The product is constantly being enhanced. Currently, the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is fully functional for most cell phones as APPLE IoS 11is now NFC compliant.  The NFC Crypto Security Vault is under development and beta testing.

How can we be contacted?

Send an email to info@autocyb.com