Major German Car Manufacturer Selects Sfara as Foundation for Smartphone-based Crash Detection AI
The strategic global engagement extends safety for Daimler AG’s customers beyond existing boundaries
July 29, 2020
Hoboken, NJ—Daimler AG and Sfara announced today a multi-year engagement in which Sfara is providing its technology for Smartphone-based Crash Detection AI to Daimler for an as yet undisclosed program currently under development.
More than a year ago, Daimler began a rigorous evaluation and testing program of mobile solution providers in the market, seeking a technology that stands up to Daimler’s exacting standards. After several months of studying the players and testing their solutions, Daimler ultimately selected Sfara from a reduced field of four players.
After the initial research, Daimler and Sfara began field testing with some of Mercedes most active and trusted customers. This beta test was conducted by over a thousand vehicle owners, driving more than ten million miles over the course of nearly half a year.
With successful results from the field test, the companies decided to push the technology even harder by testing Sfara’s solution at Daimler’s state-of-the-art crash facilities in Stuttgart, Germany. “We conducted all imaginable live collision tests in the front, rear, and offset positions, plus against immovable objects. The technology performed even better than we could have hoped for” said Sascha Simon, Sfara’s Founder and Chief Science Officer.
“We are excited that Daimler has selected Sfara to extend their world-renowned leadership in the connected car space to a new frontier and extend their competitive advantage beyond embedded technology”, said Erik Goldman, CEO of Sfara. “The ability to partner with one of the world’s best companies as they revolutionize something as far-reaching as what it means to be protected by Mercedes-Benz, is truly a watershed moment in the growth of our company.”
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About Sfara, Inc.:
Sfara is enabling a mobile revolution in safety and control. Sfara’s patented AI technology and global platform transforms the smart phone into a secure mobile safety and analytics solution, available as a GDPR-compliant SaaS offering to our partners in the mobility space, including automakers and mobile network operators.
Capable of running on 4.6B smart phones sold worldwide since 2013, Sfara technology represents a paradigm shift for the telematics industry and our partners—offering unprecedented detection capabilities, without incremental hardware or data transport costs. Sfara provides a highly scalable, cloud-based data analytics and assurance solution designed to assist companies navigating the challenges of shifting transportation models, such as transportation-as-a-service, semi and fully autonomous vehicles, as well as fleet management and ride-sharing services.
Sfara is led by a deeply experienced executive team with over 150 billion miles driven on their leading-edge, embedded and aftermarket telematics solutions for consumer and fleet applications, including UBI and MPERs, operated throughout North America, Europe and China. Headquartered in Hoboken, NJ, Sfara also is expanding in Silicon Valley, Finland and Germany via Sfara GmbH.
Sfara has developed many new innovative technologies such as Triple-Tap™, Triggered Training™ and MCAS™ (Multi-modal Collision Avoidance System), all of which are trademarks of Sfara, Inc.
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