Internet of Things solution measures traffic collision impact, connects drivers with roadside assistance within seconds of an accident
MEDFORD, Mass., March 1, 2016 — Agero, Inc., a leading provider of vehicle and driver safety, security and information services, today announced a partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), a global telematics technology and service provider using advanced mobile sensing, data analytics, and behavioral science, to bring together a comprehensive driver safety and accident solution. The combined service will accurately detect accidents in real-time and connect drivers with accident scene response within seconds of impact.
Powered by CMT’s flagship technology, called DriveWell Plus™, the service connects a light hardware tag device with cloud-based analytics, utilizing information collected from the tag, smartphone sensors, and other contextual signals to accurately detect all legitimate crashes while minimizing false alarms. When an accident is detected, drivers are connected with Agero’s Accident Scene Management emergency response agents, who notify proper emergency services, call personal contacts, provide roadside assistance, contact their insurer, and stay on the line to ensure that assistance arrives, potentially saving lives.
“At Agero, we specialize in driver safety and roadside assistance services, and are constantly looking for ways to use technology to enhance the user experience and provide peace of mind to customers during stressful accidents,” said Dave Ferrick, Chief Executive Officer, Agero. “By integrating our Accident Scene Management services with CMT’s powerful innovations in the Internet of Things, smartphone sensing, and data analytics, we are creating an end to end accident solution.”
Agero has been leading the industry with vehicle, driver safety, and security services for over 40 years, while CMT’s hardware and smartphone technology has been successfully launched and used by hundreds of thousands of drivers worldwide. Both companies have won numerous awards for bringing innovative products to market.
“CMT’s mission is to make roads and drivers safer around the world. By partnering with Agero, we are able to provide support to drivers when they need it the most,” said William Powers, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Mobile Telematics. “Together, we are creating a safer and better experience for our customers.”
With over 40 years of experience, Agero is a leading provider of vehicle and driver safety, security and information services, including roadside assistance, consumer affairs and claims management services. The company protects over 75 million vehicle owners in partnership with leading automobile manufacturers, insurance carriers and others. Managing one of the largest national networks of service providers, Agero responds to more than 8 million requests annually for emergency assistance. Agero’s award-winning solutions leverage advances in technology and information services to accelerate and enhance response to drivers’ needs while strengthening customer loyalty. Agero, a member company of The Cross Country Group, is headquartered in Medford, Mass., with operations throughout North America. To learn more, visit www.agero.com and follow on Twitter @AgeroNews.
About Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) makes roads and drivers safer around the world. CMT’s patented intellectual property and technologies, highlighted in its flagship DriveWell offerings, are embedded in multiple popular mobile applications. DriveWell, a smartphone application, and DriveWell Plus, an App+Tag solution, are triggering big improvements in driving behavior and changing the global insurance market. For more information, please visit www.cmtelematics.com and follow on Twitter @cmtelematics.