The “Google Maps for vehicle threat analysis”.
We are excited to publicly announce the launch of Ahvva (beta). Ahvva stands for Automated Hostile Vehicle Vector Analysis. It is an innovative (patent-pending) technology that uses geographical data, information and imagery to perform vehicle threat and vector analysis for any area in the world. Just point and click on a map, and Ahvva will analyse potential attack vectors, model vehicle behavior (such as velocity and momentum) and provide a risk rating.
The use of vehicles as weapons to inflict harm to people or property is not new but has been front of mind for many since a series of attacks where vehicles where deliberately driven into crowds of people in France, the UK, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Japan, and Australia. Vehicles can also be used as weapons against property and assets, including to facilitate criminal acts such as robberies in ram-raiding attacks.
vehicle-ramming terrorist attacks between 2008 and the end of April 2018
million spent on vehicle barriers by New York City
Cities around the world are now spending millions of dollars on hostile vehicle mitigation including the installation of temporary or permanent vehicle barriers. In order to ensure that hostile vehicle mitigation measures are effective and proportionate, vehicle threat and vector analysis needs to be performed to identify possible vectors or paths that an attacking vehicle might take when approaching a particualr target.
Ahvva uses geographical data and information to create data-driven and automated vehicle threat and vector analysis.
When using Ahvva, users simply designate targets on a map (or submit coordinates directly via to the Ahvva API) and all of the analysis is handled by Ahvva. This includes gathering geographical data and information about surrounding roads and paths, identifying all possible attack vectors, modelling vehicle behaviour (such as velocity, momentum and kinetic energy) across all of these potential attack vectors, and then ranking these routes from highest risk to lowest risk based on likelihood and consequence.
Ahvva’s innovative technology allows vehicle threat and vector analysis to be performed on a massive scale and on-demand, at extremely low-cost. This means that vehicle threat and vector analysis can now be used in ways that were not possible before, such assessing the vulnerability of an entire property portfolio to vehicle attacks, or performing assessments as they are required in the field.
New opportunities and applications
Ahvva’s innovative technology allows vehicle threat and vector analysis to be performed on a massive scale, on-demand, and at extremely low-cost.
This means that vehicle threat and vector analysis can now be used in ways that were not possible before, such assessing the vulnerability of an entire property portfolio to vehicle attacks, or performing assessments as they are required in the field. Use Ahvva to conduct preliminary risk assessments of dozens or hundreds of assets to identify at-risk locations, or use Ahvva to provide on the spot risk and vulnerability assessments for underwriting or barrier recommendation.
Want to see Ahvva in action?
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We are currently looking for organisations interested in testing Ahvva so we can continue to improve its ground-breaking automation and analytics technology.
You might be a major bank curious about how vulnerable your ATMs are to ram-raiding attacks. You might be a stadium who wants to know where you need to put vehicle barriers for your next major sporting event. You might be a local council who wants to know how vulnerable your public spaces are to a vehicle attack.
Whatever your interest in Ahvva might be, we’d like to hear from you. Just contact us via the link below.