MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 2, 2016) - Actev Motors™, the creator of smart, electric vehicles for families, today announced it is shipping the Arrow Smart-Kart™, the first electric smart go-kart for kids. Just in time for the holidays, the Arrow promises to immerse kids in a real driving experience with advanced performance and safety features inspired by technology in today's smartest vehicles. Through app-based controls, parents can sit easy and digitally supervise the ride from their smartphone, while kids enjoy an exhilarating, behind-the-wheel experience. Check out the video. The Arrow Smart-Kart, priced at $999.95, is now available for purchase at www.actevmotors.com.
"We are leveraging technology found in smartphones and today's smartest vehicles to provide kids with a fun and safe driving experience," said Dave Bell, CEO and co-founder of Actev Motors. "We are excited to start shipping and get the Arrow into the hands of kids in time for the holidays."
The Arrow Smart-Kart, sized for kids five to nine years old, is packed with safety features never before seen in a ride-on vehicle for kids. It combines the excitement of a real driving experience with the confidence of parental supervision via the Actev mobile app. The app connects to the Smart-Kart through its built-in WiFi access point and equips parents with several safety features:
- Adjustable maximum speed limit (up to 12 mph)
- Collision avoidance automatically stops the Arrow if an obstacle is detected
- Emergency stop button immediately halts the Arrow
- Geo-fencing assists parents in keeping the driver in a defined geographic area
- Inactivity timer alerts the parent if the Arrow is motionless for a selectable time period
In addition to the app-based safety features, the electric-powered Arrow avoids the fire risk, fumes and noise of gas-powered karts. The Arrow's smart Lithium-Ion battery recharges from a standard wall outlet, and batteries can easily be swapped for hours of non-stop fun.
Kids can customize their driving experience by adding a Formula Racecar Body Kit, Drift Rings and enhanced battery and recharging accessories. Soon, new accessories will be available for the Arrow including downloadable synthesized engine sounds from an online sound library, distance-sensing Smart Cones, laser tag sensors and gaming apps. Additionally, the Actev app will soon let kids monitor their stats such as total drive time and total distance.
"The Arrow Smart-Kart is teaching the next generation about electric vehicles, while allowing them to customize and enhance their go-karts to create their own driving experience," said Bell. "With the Arrow Smart-Kart, we are just scratching the surface with what we can do."
About Actev Motors
Silicon Valley-based Actev Motors was formed in 2014 with the mission of transforming the recreational and utility vehicle market. Founded by experienced technology leaders and staffed by car enthusiasts, Actev is leveraging technology found in smartphones and high-end cars to create entirely new capabilities. The company's first product is the Arrow Smart-Kart -- a fun, safe and affordable go-kart aimed at five to nine-year-old kids.