(Image source: Driver Technologies homepage.)
Driver Technologies, Inc. (Brooklyn, N.Y.), an AI-based mobility tech company aimed at delivering a safer driving experience, and TomTom (TOM2), a geolocation technology provider, today announced a partnership to implement the premium version of the Driver app into the TomTom Digital Cockpit for OEM car makers.
Through partnering with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the Driver app transforms a vehicle’s onboard cameras into an advanced dashcam and telematics system with options for forward collision alerts, driver drowsiness and distraction warnings, cloud-based video storage via the Driver Cloud, coaching and scoring capabilities, gas rewards and roadside assistance for U.S. customers, according to a statement from Driver Technologies.
“This partnership with TomTom represents Driver Technologies’ expansion into the OEM market,” comments Rashid Galadanci, CEO and Co-Founder of Driver Technologies. “TomTom is the perfect partner as it integrates various innovative apps within its Digital Cockpit platform that will help bring the automotive industry one step closer to providing video and telematics data for personal use, coaching, fleets and insurance companies worldwide.”
New Option for OEMs
The vendor statement notes that video and telematics already are used frequently in the fleet management and commercial sector, but it says that Driver Technologies and TomTom are providing a new option for OEMs to provide passenger car drivers with video and telematics via in-car connectivity and subscription services.
“Road safety has always been a priority for TomTom as we explore new apps to include in the Digital Cockpit system,” comments Paul Hesen, VP, Product Management, TomTom. “We are proud to partner with Driver Technologies, which is bringing its no. 1 rated mobile dash cam and safety feature app to OEMs to help protect more drivers on the road.”