Together for Safer Roads Launches Global Program to Support Entrepreneurs Driven to Save Lives

Together for Safer Roads Launches Global Program to Support Entrepreneurs Driven to Save Lives

Global Entrepreneur Program to Accelerate Road Safety Solutions

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. ? Today at the NYC 4th Annual Vision Zero Fleets Safety Forum, Together for Safer Roads (TSR) launched its Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP). Through the GEP, TSR is connecting early-stage companies with road safety experts at multinational corporations and universities to reimagine solutions that reduce crashes and fatalities on the world?s roads. Three companies ? HAAS Alert, Ouster, and Zendrive ? were chosen as the charter members of the program.

As a connector for global-minded companies and private sector influencers, TSR and the GEP will encourage early-stage companies to advance innovative solutions that improve road safety, becoming an important accelerator for their growth and the social impact they have. The companies will work with TSR for approximately six months and be granted associate membership status in the global road safety coalition.

?TSR is excited to mentor these promising companies ? channeling their fresh thinking and tapping into their positive energy to address road safety challenges,? said David Braunstein, president of TSR. ?Together, with our global members and our partners in the public sector, early-stage companies can help make the world?s roads safer for everyone.?

TSR?s influential members and experts provide an entryway for younger companies to access top-tier networks of the most experienced minds in road safety. The program enables companies to:

  • Tap into a knowledge network for road safety technologies;
  • Deploy new technologies based on learnings from TSR members, the TSR Expert Panel, and other partners with which TSR collaborates; and
  • Create a proving ground for new solutions via TSR?s signature Safer Roads Challenge projects around the world.

?The private sector has a critical role to play in driving the conversation around fleet management and safety technologies,? said Keith Kerman, chief fleet officer for New York City. ?As a partner of TSR, we look forward to seeing how this collaboration unfolds to foster the development of innovative solutions that protect fleets and surrounding vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians.?

TSR?s three GEP charter members are:

HAAS Alert
HAAS Alert is a Cellular V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) Safety Cloud? and smart communities data service provider keeping emergency crews, drivers, and the public safe through R2V? (Responder-to-Vehicle) communication that alerts motorists in real-time when emergency responders are in the vicinity or en route to a call. Drivers and emergency crews use the information to avoid collisions and reduce traffic delays. The company is currently working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on advanced solutions and has support from leading safety organizations including NSC (National Safety Council), FAMA (Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association), FEMSA (Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association), and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association).

?Keeping motorists and emergency personnel safe on the roads is central to our mission,? said Cory Hohs, chief executive officer of HAAS Alert. ?The technology is making a difference, and our impact will only become greater through participation with TSR?s Global Entrepreneur Program, which aligns with our shared goals of saving lives.?

Ouster has developed a collision avoidance technology called FleetGuide