CALAMP JOINS GLOBAL COALITION TO IMPROVE ROAD SAFETY
Pioneer in Internet of Things and connected vehicles latest member to contribute expertise to Together for Safer Roads
August 16, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies working together to improve road safety, welcomes CalAmp as the newest member of the coalition. CalAmp, a pure-play pioneer of Internet of Things (IoT) enablement solutions offering a range of road safety services, including LoJack, CrashBoxx, FleetOutlook, and SureDrive, will contribute its innovative technology to advance TSR’s mission of bending the curve on road traffic collisions.
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CalAmp’s road safety solutions have become services that businesses around the world rely on. These services, including stolen vehicle recovery, maintenance support, crash detection and instant notification, guardian services, and mobile applications, focus on a variety of challenges in road safety that provide positive results for companies and their fleets.
“Vehicles are a top safety vulnerability and reducing risks can be as easy as providing insights into driver behavior and instant crash alerts,” said Michael Burdiek, president and chief executive officer of CalAmp. “CalAmp is committed to developing strategic partnerships with forward-thinking companies, and we look forward to working alongside other TSR members to bring machines, devices, and people together to communicate seamlessly in an effort to improve road safety, ultimately saving lives.”
TSR creates a sustainable impact by:
- Advancing safer companies and fleets by educating drivers and regulators on best practice road safety interventions;
- Accelerating safer cities through emerging technologies and data-based decision making in localities’ road safety management; and
- Expanding the private sector’s engagement in the global road safety community through innovative public-private partnerships.
“Having accurate, timely insight to commercial- and citizen-related road usage helps companies, cities, and other transportation stakeholders understand and improve their safety outcomes,” said David Braunstein, president of TSR. “With decades of experience in emerging technologies and machine-to-machine communications, CalAmp will be a valuable contributor to the coalition’s efforts in supporting safer companies and safer cities to invest in evidence-based solutions.”
About Together for Safer Roads
Together for Safer Roads (TSR) is an innovative coalition that brings together global private sector companies, across industries, to collaborate on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes globally. TSR brings together members’ knowledge, data, technology, and global networks to focus on five areas that will make the greatest impact globally and within local communities. These focus areas align with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety’s Five Pillars by developing programs to address issues in road safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response. TSR’s current members include AB InBev, Abertis, AIG, AT&T, Ericsson, Facebook, GM, IBM, iHeartMedia, Octo Telematics, PepsiCo, Republic Services, Ryder, UPS, and Walmart. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org. Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a pure-play pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader IoT marketplace. The company’s extensive portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable telematics cloud services, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex IoT deployments. These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring, and efficiently reporting business-critical data and desired intelligence from high-value mobile and remote assets. CalAmp is headquartered in Irvine, California and has been publicly traded since 1983. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.