Pre-Problem Problem Solving
CEO, Arcerta Analytics Solutions
Kitchener, Ont.-based Acerta has developed an artificial intelligence model that helps drivers predict potential maintenance problems before they lead to costly repairs. The system caught the attention of Nissan, which partnered with the company to explore applications in the automaker’s future products. Acerta will team up with the Japan-based Nissan Research Center to develop a predictive maintenance platform.
The tech firm will use machine-learning models that keep track of anomalies in vehicles’ key powertrain components and notify owners when issues arise, said Cutulenco, 31.
The $1.4-million project is backed by $344,000 from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network. The rest of the funding is split between Acerta and Nissan.
Founded in 2017, the partnership advances Acerta further into automotive. The company also recently raised $10.4 million “to improve manufacturing quality in the fast-changing auto sector.”