Updated May 05, 2020

Sandile Mtshiki

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An interchangeable and adjustable device that's hooked on a vehicle and holds, a versatile, portable and foldable auto table for motorists to utilise when outdoors camping, fast-food outlets, at picnics, weddings, funerals, music festivals, etc.

It's a wooden or plastic or aluminium based product with 3 - aligned, foldable tables that are hung outside the vehicle through the interchangeable and adjustable device, as one unit; balanced on the window/door platform by rubberised C - shaped holding pipes that also form the outer, longitudinal support to the centre table - which closes/opens like a suitcase and also holds, in place, the two...
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It's a wooden or plastic or aluminium based product with 3 - aligned, foldable tables that are hung outside the vehicle through the interchangeable and adjustable device, as one unit; balanced on the window/door platform by rubberised C - shaped holding pipes that also form the outer, longitudinal support to the centre table - which closes/opens like a suitcase and also holds, in place, the two side tables. The device's two pillars are able to fold onto the rear back of the vertical structure when one closes the auto - table for storage. The centre table, when opened, is supported by a telescopic round bar at the base of the door in order to fit all/most vehicle sizes from mini to 4 × 4 Bakkies. It has a height adjustable mechanism in order to make it use friendly and worthwhile for short, medium, tall and people with disabilities. The interchangeable device is adjustable to fit both horizontal and/or sloping vehicle door/window platforms When opened, the auto - table, fitted with many, different needed features, will serve the user in ways that are explained in the next questionnaire.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

A proof of concept, working prototype has been developed and tested. It was exhibited at a Creative Business Cup competition and was selected as a top 10 finalist. We now need to develop a market ready product, next. Have a provisional patent
Registered in South Africa as For-Profitin South Africa as For-Profit

Focus Areas:

Economic Growth and Trade, Economic Recovery, Technology and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Economic Growth and Trade, Economic Recovery, Technology, Waste Management, Road Safety and EnvironmentSEE LESS

Implemented In:

South Africa

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1
Key Partner
1
Country Implemented In
1
Employee
$700,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Whenever people/individuals go to outdoor activities / events / happenings, like camping, picnics, weddings, funerals, music festivals, 3 -- 4 days church conferences, they never take along a table with them even though they are aware that during meal times, it's inconveniencing to eat /drink whilst standing. Road traffic officers utilise their vehicle's boot/bonnet to write fining tickets for offending motorists. At flea markets, sellers are unable to utilise their vehicle to hold merchandise

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Solution

As the limited tables on offer at the venue will not solve the problem, it is ideal for motorist(s) to bring own table. The tables that are available at retailers are too cumbersome to utilise. The PHOLA Auto Table is a versatile, portable, robust and foldable vehicle accessory that can be easily connected to a stationary vehicle with many, different needed features for a motorist to utilise.

Target Beneficiaries

All motorists who go to camps, picnics, weddings, funerals, music festivals, attend 3 ---4 days church conferences. Global Departments of Transportation for their on the road traffic officers and Defence Forces that are in Peace Mission Corps and their vehicles are in thick bushes. Advertising agencies or corporate to utilise as an advertising medium. Sales persons at flea markets.

Mission and Vision

Through the interchangeable and adjustable device, as innovators, we will develop different types of products that we will enable / hook onto the vehicle and utilise. This will stimulate the utilisation of such spaces in our vehicles in full without any burden or interference with the mechanics of the vehicle.

Competitive Advantage

The auto

Planned Goals and Milestones

As an interchangeable and adjustable device that can hold an object over the window/door platform has now been developed, it is going to be easy for other innovators to come up with their innovations/modified products that will/can be held the same way. I have other innovations that will utilize this devise, eg, the Baby crib - holder
Funding Goal250,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted500
New Implemented CountriesBrazil, Germany, Denmark, China, Canada, Argentina, United States, Russia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Mexico, Korea, North, Japan, Italy, India, Hong Kong, France, United Kingdom
Recruit10 Management, 4 Board, 2 Advisors, 100 work - force
New FeatureThere is another design for the auto - table, the T - junction design. Other new features will be derived from the other innovations that will also utilise the devise in order to be hooked onto the vehicle

The Team Behind the Innovation

Mr. Nicholas Wiles, 24 years old B Tech undergraduate, did the different design graphics of the auto table. Mr. Conrad Koster, an engineer/technician cum lecturer, developed the auto table proof of concept prototype. Mr. Kobus Vorster, General Manager of the Centre, oversaw that all the logistics are in place

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Aug 2018
New Country Implemented In
South Africa
Jan 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
ORGANIZATIONGEN AFRICA 
as part of
 INCUBATION
Jun 2016
Key Partnership
Research
Mar 2016
Created