Juntos por Estradas Mais Seguras Anuncia os Vencedores do Dia de Lançamento do Programa Empreendedor Global 2020

Juntos por Estradas Mais Seguras Anuncia os Vencedores do Dia de Lançamento do Programa Empreendedor Global 2020
Três Startups Comprometidos com o Avanço da Segurança Rodoviária Juntam-se à Coligação Cutting-Edge

BROOKLYN, NY ? 19 de dezembro de 2019 ? Juntos pela Safer Roads (TSR), uma coalizão de empresas líderes do setor privado, impulsionada para salvar vidas, anunciou hoje a vencedora Cohort por seu terceiro ano de Programa Global de Empreendedorismo (GEP). CyVision, Derq e Populus serão compostos pela Cohort 3 e se juntarão à coalizão como membros associados.
Patrocinado por GEP Innovation Partners Silicon Valley Bank e Dreampact Ventures, o GEP conecta empresas em fase inicial com especialistas em segurança rodoviária de empresas multinacionais e universidades para reimaginar soluções que reduzam acidentes e fatalidades nas estradas do mundo. O Programa 2020 está focado na abordagem de problemas e na construção de soluções em três áreas centrais:

· Intelligent Transportation Services
· Commercial Transportation Safety
· People-First Transportation Solutions

Os vencedores foram escolhidos entre mais de cinquenta empresas que se candidataram à adesão e após um intenso Pitch Day, em que cada uma apresentou a sua tecnologia e visão ao Comité de Selecção TSR. Trabalhando com a TSR, seus membros e parceiros estratégicos do setor público durante doze meses, as empresas da Cohort receberão acesso e orientação de organizações membros como AB InBev, AIG, AT&T, CalAmp, Republic Services, Marsh e outras. A TSR e os membros do seu ecossistema expansivo também considerarão a possibilidade de pilotar estas soluções para demonstrar o seu impacto na segurança rodoviária.

Os vencedores da 2020 Cohort 3 são:

Derq – an MIT spin-off with a mission to eliminate road accidents and save lives by using artificial intelligence and V2X communication technologies.

Visão CY – on a mission to to launch the world?s first 3d AR-HUD, a heads up display that runs the windshield into a real-time display system to help drivers have better response time and less distractions.

Populus – with real-time data for vehicles and fleets, the Populus team is on a mission to build a revolutionary platform to help cities and private mobility operators to work together more seamlessly.

?These startups are not only envisioning a safer future, but developing solutions to make it happen, and that aligns with our mission to be a coalition that doesn?t just talk about road safety issues, but solves them,? said David Braunstein, President, TSR. ?We?re proud to welcome each of these new associate members to the organization – they all have very impressive founders and credentials and we are excited to have them involved in our Safer Cities and Safer Fleets programs, specifically. Working together, we expect to see great road safety developments in 2020.?

?It?s great to see Together For Safer Roads mentoring and accelerating the next generation of road safety leaders,? said Jim Olson, SVP of Safety at Republic Services and a Selection Committee member for the program?s pitch day. ?The innovations presented show great promise in moving toward lower traffic fatality rates, safer roads and safer drivers. TSR members are enthusiastic about the opportunity to mentor and work with the pitch day participants to ensure their solutions get to market and in the hands of users as soon as possible. It?s a win-win program for all involved.?

?While we?re always looking for promising startups in which to invest, these road safety champions are working on innovations that can be a matter of life and death,? said Pablo Gonzalez, Co-founder and Principal at Dreampact Ventures. ?Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that while traffic deaths have decreased recently, there continues to be rising numbers of pedestrians and cyclists killed on our country?s roads, with distracted driving and larger vehicles part of the issue. We are proud to sponsor the winners of TSR?s pitch day and help bring these potentially life-saving solutions to market to make roads safer for all users.?

Together for Safer Roads is a global NGO that works with government, businesses and community stakeholders on local projects, fleet safety management and technology initiatives to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. TSR was started in conjunction with the UN’s Decade of Road safety and has partners around the world. TSR?s members include AB InBev, AIG, AT&T, CalAmp, Republic Services, Lyft, Ericsson, GM, iHeartMedia, Octo Telematics, Geotab, PepsiCo, UPS, Walmart, and others. Learn more at www.togetherforsaferroads.org.