Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the automotive industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the automotive sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 404 global startups & scaleups developing driver monitoring solutions. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!
Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Driver Monitoring Solutions to Watch in 2022
Out of 404, the 5 automotive startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 driver monitoring solutions you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 399 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted startups developing driver monitoring solutions based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.
roboGaze enables Driver Behavior Monitoring
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Partner for: Driver Alertness Tracking
Hungarian startup roboGaze tracks driver behavior to prevent accidents due to human distraction, drowsiness, or alcoholic influence. The startup’s solution detects driver fatigue by monitoring physical factors like eye openness, frequency of eye movements, and yawning, among others. To ensure driver alertness, it monitors hands on the wheel and measures the ratio of single-handed driving, and constantly tracks the driver’s focus areas. It also detects irresponsible driver behavior, such as not using a safety belt, drinking, or risky mobile usage. Additionally, the startup offers a remote monitoring platform for operators to provide real-time warnings in case of high-risk driving.
SafeRoad develops a Driver Fatigue Tracking Software
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Partner for: Driver Fatigue Tracking
SafeRoad is a startup based out of Belarus that offers driver fatigue tracking software. The application works along with a fitness bracelet or smartwatch. Based on machine learning (ML) algorithms, it determines drivers’ state — wakefulness or falling asleep. A built-in smart alarm wakes the drivers if they fall asleep, preventing accidents due to drowsiness. The software also keeps a record of the summary of all trips so that the drivers are able to analyze their driving behavior. It lets them work towards improving performance if the reports indicate too much fatigue during driving sessions.
Damoov provides a Safe Driving Mobile App
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Washington DC, USA
Partner for: Driver Telematics, Driver Safety Scoring
US-based startup Damoov makes a safe driving mobile app that analyzes driver telematics data collected using the device’s motion and location sensors. The app’s data analytics provide a safety scoring model that predicts driver performance based on historical data and ranks them as safe, moderate, or risky drivers. It considers factors such as distracted driving, phone usage, harsh braking, aggressive cornering, and speeding. Based on the scores, fleet managers determine responsible drivers who have lower road accidents and those who drive irresponsibly. This allows the managers to take necessary action against the latter and improve passenger safety.
Populus Insurtech uses Telematics for Vehicle Insurance
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Partner for: Driver Telematics, Vehicle Insurance Claim
Populus Insurtech is a Mexican startup that provides internet of things (IoT)-driven telematics solutions and a software tool based to analyze the data collected by the telematics. The software provides insights into actual driving habits and their associated risks, allowing to charge the insured a fair fee for their driving habits. It also offers useful feedback, rates driving habits, and assigns targets to improve driver safety. Since telematics insurance is based on day-to-day driving habits, insurance companies reward good driving behavior with discounts. This leads to cost savings while encouraging safe driving.
SafeBus offers a Driver Tracking Solution
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Bengaluru, India
Partner for: Fleet Tracking & Monitoring
Indian startup SafeBus makes a driver tracking solution for school buses. It enables admins to track entire fleets on a live map along with traffic, speed, and real-time status of active vehicles. Moreover, they receive immediate alerts about any risky driver behavior such as over-speeding. In such cases, they call the driver and warn them to slow down and are able to confirm that the driver has complied using the live map. Besides that, an SOS alarm alerts the admin in case of vehicle breakdowns during the trip. The admin immediately contacts the driver while viewing the location of the bus and other nearby buses on the live map. Such effective bus fleet management increases the trust of parents and schools as well as ensures the safety of the students.
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