Ricardo Martinez Joins Cambridge Mobile Telematics Road Safety Board
Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator brings expertise in traffic safety, emergency medicine, and crash injury research to CMT Road Safety Board
Cambridge, MA – December 13, 2023 — Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s leading telematics service provider, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP, to the CMT Road Safety Board. Dr. Martinez is a former administrator of NHTSA and serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Martinez brings a wealth of experience in traffic safety, emergency medicine, and crash injury research to the CMT Road Safety Board.
During his time at NHTSA, Dr. Martinez played a pivotal role in reshaping the agency’s approach to traffic safety. Under his leadership, NHTSA recognized traffic safety injuries as a national public health issue and implemented major regulations for vehicle safety. His efforts resulted in the lowest traffic fatality rate, the lowest percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes, and the highest seat belt and child safety seat usage in American history from 1994 to 1999.
“Our capacity to develop groundbreaking solutions and gain profound insights into vital road safety matters hinges on our ability to analyze extensive and high-quality driving data,” said Dr. Martinez. “With CMT, we’re able to understand driving behaviors at scale, putting us at the forefront of transforming the landscape of road safety. I’m excited about our mission and to join CMT’s Road Safety Board.”
Dr. Martinez is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine. He also serves as a Senior Advisor of the Crash Injury Research Engineering Network at Emory in Atlanta. He practices clinically at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
“Dr. Martinez’s background and commitment to safety bring medical and policy expertise to our Road Safety Board,” said Ryan McMahon, CMT’s SVP of Strategy. “His presence will enable CMT to extend our mission of making the world’s roads and drivers safer.”
About Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest telematics service provider. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell®, gathers sensor data from millions of IoT devices — including smartphones, proprietary Tags, connected vehicles, dashcams, and third-party devices — and fuses them with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior. Companies from personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, rideshare, smart cities, wireless, financial services, and family safety industries use insights from CMT’s platform to power their risk assessment, safety, claims, and driver improvement programs. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle, Tokyo, and Zagreb, CMT measures and protects tens of millions of drivers across the world every day. Learn more at CMT.ai.