Cars keep getting safer and safer.
And yet, accidents occur.
Even if an accident is a close shave sometimes, you may soon be exposed to a potential life-threatening situation immediately afterwards on account of possible sequential accidents especially on dual carriageways and motorways.
In this dangerously narrow time window it is vital that the accident situation is well recognisable and can be spotted fast.
For many years, I have been volunteering as paramedic and time and again I noticed that a more than 50-year old safety system, viz. a breakdown triangle, meets these requirements only poorly and that this system is no longer up to date.
So, it was my objective to invent a modern and novel rescue instrument and to set new standards by creating state-of-the-art technology.
Today, after thousands of hours of work and designing more than 40 prototypes this goal has been accomplished.
IWARN® is the most advanced warning light in the world and was developed to protect not only you and your loved ones but also following road users in the critical seconds and minutes after an accident and to ensure fast aid.
Inventor & CEO
ENGINEERED IN STYRIA (AUSTRIA)
"Engineered in Styria (Austria)" are not for us empty words - it means: We make to ourselves even the highest demands with innovation, technology, material, design, processing and lastingness for the purposes of the environment.
ONE COMPANY WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR OUR
THE PRODUCTION OF
IWARN® IS TEAMPLAYING.
An accident is not child’s play. When you are in an emergency situation there is no room for errors. From the very beginning it was clear to us that IWARN® has to meet very special requirements. In order to cope with them reliably, we teamed up with various leading Styrian companies and pooled their know-how and production capacities in the form of a micro-cluster based in the West-Styrian town of Deutschlandsberg. All production-related processes are taken care of by SVI. This is where the complete assembling of IWARN® is done and this is also from where IWARN® is exported worldwide. Short distances between the individual partners guarantee maximum flexibility and control. For example, the entire casing is produced by the Stainz-based company Hiebler Plastics which is just 14 kilometres away from Deutschlandsberg.
With an R&D share of more than 4%, Styria – the “green heart of Austria” – ranks among Europe’s leading regions. Styria and its capital city of Graz are innovation centres in the Alps-Adriatic region. Five universities with more than 40,000 students, an internationally renowned system of universities of applied sciences and a great number of research centres make Styria the technology lab of Austria.
The Deutschlandsberg-based company SVI-AUS-TRIA GmbH is responsible for the production of IWARN®. For every IWARN®, SVI (one to the world’s 50 leading electronics suppliers) gets more than 200 individual parts from more than 30 manufacturers. State-of-the-art production lines ensure that electronic assembly (SMT and THT equipping) is done in record time. Afterwards, the electronic heart of IWARN® is subject to thorough tests before it is incorporated in the extremely sturdy casing elements in a new production line created just for IWARN®. In order to complete this warning light, it is sealed water- and dust-tight. This is followed by the toughest and most important production stage: the final functional test. Every finished IWARN® device (each covered by a five-year guarantee) is put to the acid test before it is released for shipping to our national and international customers.
SVI is producing in compliance with the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14002, IPC-A-610 and the highest standard in the auto industry: TS 16949.
The best electronics are nothing without appropriate protection. Therefore, the IWARN® casing is made of super-strong plastics with flexible TPR (rubber) jacket. The production of these components requires not only wide experience but also a large-dimensioned machine park. With Stainz-based Hiebler Plastics GmbH we have an exclusive partner looking back on more than 20 years of experience in the field of plastics engineering, multicomponent moulding and two-component injection moulding. In order to ensure reliable quality and production capacities, they operate a state-of-the-art machine park with 23 injection moulding lines producing around the clock in 3 shifts. Their own tool shop (moulds required for injection moulding) ensures that the high-strength casing elements of IWARN® fit the electronic system with an accuracy of a thousandth millimetre.