ATLANTA — Seeva Technologies is a father and daughter start-up that has developed a heated windshield washer fluid dispenser that can keep everything from windshields to cameras, Lidar, and other sensors clean in inclement weather, dirty and dusty conditions and even through swarms of insects.
The company recently raised $2 million in seed funding to grow its team and continue developing product solutions for mobility.
With autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems beginning to mainstream, one of the current limitations of these vehicles is their inability to see in poor weather and environment conditions such as bugs, mud, snow, freezing rain and ice. With Seeva's patented washer fluid heating system, Seevatherm, sensors can be quickly cleaned to maintain visibility and keep passengers safe.
Seeva is a combination of the English word "see" and the French word "va" which means go.
"When Jere Lansinger, my co-founder and dad, retired from Chrysler after forty years as an automotive engineer, he took with him an approved list of projects he continued to tinker with into retirement. This is how Seeva started," said Diane Lansinger, co-founder and CEO of Seeva. "Realizing the visibility problems facing autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems, Jere created a washer fluid heating product that cleans and helps these vehicles see more safely and reliably.
Learn more about Seeva's technology here.