Hoboken, NJ—Sfara’s mobile-based Sphere of Safety for drivers and pedestrians has expanded globally, with the support of Bosch Service Solutions, now offering services in 42 countries and 10 languages.
This expansion has created the opportunity for organizations to offer safety and post-collision services to their employees, customers or members in situations never before imagined: A salesperson driving from Bulgaria to Albania is hit by a truck in Greece. Sfara’s mobile technology detects the crash on the salesperson’s smartphone—even without additional hardware in the car—and contacts our emergency centers at Bosch. As the salesperson is being calmed by an emergency coordinator who speaks the same language, local emergency services are sent to assist.
Sfara’s services benefit organizations by reducing risk, damage and downtime, while increasing good driving behaviors and positive brand images.
After a collision, organizations also get First-Notice-of-Loss that is truly first. This first notice offers significant economic opportunities with collision response and repair, plus personal services that build relationships.
“We are the only enterprise-class, global platform that doesn’t require extra hardware and its associated logistics, including installations and aftermarket or battery-powered tags or dongles that require Bluetooth connections, thereby increasing activations,” said Rocco Tricarico, CMO of Sfara. “In this sense, Sfara is the only truly elegant, global solution available today.”
Compatible with over four billion smartphones in the market today, Sfara’s safety services are available as a standalone app or as an SDK to integrate into any brand’s app, such as was recently done by Mercedes-Benz and Mentor by eDriving.
Sfara built its platform to be an enterprise-class solution containing many industry-first features that solve real-world problems inherent in telematics, but not addressed by other solutions on the market. These include:
- On-device, AI processing for the ultimate in privacy, speed, and data consistency.
- Multi-Region cloud/data platform aligns with GDPR and other regulatory and local data standards.
- Data anonymization methods and the ability to protect data by region.
- Over-the-air updates configurable by region, country, fleets, feature sets and others.
- Easy expansion to additional countries.
- End-to-end platform (SDK, plus cloud backend and call center) with a typical implementation into an existing app in eight weeks.
- No Bluetooth connections or additional hardware (known to limit adoption and recurring utilization).
- Reference designs and professional services to speed integration.
Designed in collaboration with global Fortune 500 partners, Sfara’s platform is ideal for any organization that is concerned with the safety of its people, operates fleets, or is involved in post-collision services, including automotive OEMs, insurance, mobility, and delivery companies.
About Sfara, Inc.:
Sfara is enabling a mobile revolution in safety and control. Sfara’s patented AI technology and global platform transforms the smartphone 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 smartphones 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 in Germany via Sfara GmbH.
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