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Nauto has the only real-time, AI-enabled fleet and driver safety platform that helps predict, prevent and end distracted driving.

Our mission

Nauto® is the only real-time, AI-enabled driver and fleet safety platform to predict, prevent, and reduce high-risk events in the mobility ecosystem. By analyzing billions of data points from over 1 billion AI-analyzed video miles, Nauto’s machine learning algorithms continuously improve and impact driver behavior before events happen, not after. Nauto has enabled the largest commercial fleets in the world to avoid more than 70,000 collisions, resulting in nearly $300 million in savings.

Nauto will lead the evolution to AI-enable fleet safety and management. We believe that the path to safe transportation begins today by helping and learning from real drivers. The roadmap below outlines our path to making this a reality.

Improve road safety today

Nauto AI fleet management software is being deployed by commercial fleets around the world to reduce distracted driving and prevent collisions before they occur. Our AI-enabled device combines dual-facing dash cameras, computer vision, and proprietary algorithms. Nauto assesses and understands how drivers interact with the vehicle and the road ahead to detect and provide real-time driver coaching.

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Protect drivers and their privacy

Nauto only surfaces the safety insights that matter most to protect the privacy of commercial drivers. By deploying AI on the edge, we’re able to detect distracted driving and immediately coach drivers with in-cab notifications. Only a fraction of driving time — such as distractions or other high-risk events — is uploaded to the cloud, where it’s synthesized into actionable insights to enable fleet management and safety leaders to identify and coach high-risk drivers.

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AI meets human driving

By learning from driving data in the aggregate, we can better understand real-world drivers to uncover trends, challenges, and edge cases across our network of fleets. Together, with our AI technology partners across the automotive, insurance, and municipal sectors, we’re working to drive the future of transportation forward one Nauto AI-enabled vehicle at a time.

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Our Leadership Team

Stefan Heck

Stefan Heck

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Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Stefan Heck is CEO and Founder of Nauto. Prior to Nauto, Dr. Heck was a Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. Previously he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey and co-founded and led the Cleantech and Sustainability practice. Dr. Heck earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Dr. Stefan Heck is CEO and Founder of Nauto. Prior to Nauto, Dr. Heck was a Consulting Professor at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. Previously he was a Senior Partner at McKinsey and co-founded and led the Cleantech and Sustainability practice. Dr. Heck earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a B.S. with honors in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

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Vijay Pendyala

Vijay Pendyala

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Senior Vice President, Engineering

Vijay leads a diverse team of technologists responsible for building and operating Nauto's innovative product and platform. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology innovation and global-scale product delivery, spanning enterprise software, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data, and AI/ML-based analytics. Prior to Nauto, he held senior engineering leadership roles at large enterprises (HPE and Oracle), mid-size organizations (CallidusCloud), and late-stage startups (People Admin and Guavus). Vijay holds a Master’s in Computer Applications from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India.

Vijay leads a diverse team of technologists responsible for building and operating Nauto's innovative product and platform. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology innovation and global-scale product delivery, spanning enterprise software, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data, and AI/ML-based analytics. Prior to Nauto, he held senior engineering leadership roles at large enterprises (HPE and Oracle), mid-size organizations (CallidusCloud), and late-stage startups (People Admin and Guavus). Vijay holds a Master’s in Computer Applications from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India.

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Jay Rampuria

Jay Rampuria

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Global Chief Revenue Officer

Jay is responsible for leading all of Nauto’s sales, channel partnerships, customer success, and marketing globally. Prior to Nauto, he served in executive sales and business development leadership roles at firms including Toluna Group, Unmetric, Accenture, and Nielsen. With over 20 years of global enterprise and SaaS leadership experience between venture, private equity backed, and publicly traded firms, Jay brings considerable senior commercial and operational expertise driving organic and inorganic growth strategies.

Jay is responsible for leading all of Nauto’s sales, channel partnerships, customer success, and marketing globally. Prior to Nauto, he served in executive sales and business development leadership roles at firms including Toluna Group, Unmetric, Accenture, and Nielsen. With over 20 years of global enterprise and SaaS leadership experience between venture, private equity backed, and publicly traded firms, Jay brings considerable senior commercial and operational expertise driving organic and inorganic growth strategies.

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Yoav Banin

Yoav Banin

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Chief Product Officer

Yoav leads product strategy and design for Nauto’s driver and fleet safety offerings. Prior to Nauto, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Solergy, a solar energy technology innovator and manufacturer. Yoav has also served as Strategic Advisor to venture-backed, enterprise AI startups which raised follow-on rounds or were acquired. Previously he held product leadership positions at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). Yoav holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Materials Science from Stanford University.

Yoav leads product strategy and design for Nauto’s driver and fleet safety offerings. Prior to Nauto, he was Co-Founder and CEO of Solergy, a solar energy technology innovator and manufacturer. Yoav has also served as Strategic Advisor to venture-backed, enterprise AI startups which raised follow-on rounds or were acquired. Previously he held product leadership positions at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). Yoav holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Materials Science from Stanford University.

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Ilan Hornstein

Ilan Hornstein

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Chief Legal Officer & Head of Business Operations

Ilan leads Nauto’s legal team, serves as the company's secretary, and oversees Nauto's business operations. Ilan brings over 20 years of engineering, business, and legal experience to Nauto. Prior to Nauto, Ilan was responsible for global technology and commercial deals in the US and Europe for TiVo, and also advised startups and technology companies at the international law firms Sidley Austin LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP. Ilan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Ilan leads Nauto’s legal team, serves as the company's secretary, and oversees Nauto's business operations. Ilan brings over 20 years of engineering, business, and legal experience to Nauto. Prior to Nauto, Ilan was responsible for global technology and commercial deals in the US and Europe for TiVo, and also advised startups and technology companies at the international law firms Sidley Austin LLP and Bingham McCutchen LLP. Ilan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

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Vincent Rerolle

Vincent Rerolle

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Chief Commercial Officer

Vincent oversees Nauto’s commercial strategy and corporate development, including strategic alliances and channel partnerships. Prior to Nauto, he served as a Strategic Advisor to several technology start-ups and previously held Corporate Development, Alliances, and GM roles at Lunera, Acquia, Cavium, Wind River (acquired by Intel), and Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). Vincent holds an EE/CS in Computer Science and Telecommunications from ENST Paris and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Vincent oversees Nauto’s commercial strategy and corporate development, including strategic alliances and channel partnerships. Prior to Nauto, he served as a Strategic Advisor to several technology start-ups and previously held Corporate Development, Alliances, and GM roles at Lunera, Acquia, Cavium, Wind River (acquired by Intel), and Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). Vincent holds an EE/CS in Computer Science and Telecommunications from ENST Paris and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

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Richard Meyer

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Vice President, Operations

Rich leads operations to deliver and support Nauto’s driver and fleet safety solutions for our customers. He brings over 25 years of progress leadership experience in operations, product development, and strategy in a range of complex industries, including automotive, clean tech, and defense. His past roles include, VP, Operations at Cogniac; COO at Kairos Power; VP, Engineering at L3Harris; and Director with PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting. Prior to PwC, Rich held management and engineering positions at Ford Motor Company and served as a nuclear submarine officer, and he continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Rich holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Rich leads operations to deliver and support Nauto’s driver and fleet safety solutions for our customers. He brings over 25 years of progress leadership experience in operations, product development, and strategy in a range of complex industries, including automotive, clean tech, and defense. His past roles include, VP, Operations at Cogniac; COO at Kairos Power; VP, Engineering at L3Harris; and Director with PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting. Prior to PwC, Rich held management and engineering positions at Ford Motor Company and served as a nuclear submarine officer, and he continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Rich holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Ganesh Thonse

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Vice President, Systems

Ganesh leads Systems Engineering for Nauto where he brings over 30 years of experience in the development of high quality, mass-market products in the Consumer Electronics and Semiconductor industry. Prior to Nauto, Ganesh led engineering at GoPro, STMicroelectronics, Genesis, Sage and several other leading technology companies.

Ganesh leads Systems Engineering for Nauto where he brings over 30 years of experience in the development of high quality, mass-market products in the Consumer Electronics and Semiconductor industry. Prior to Nauto, Ganesh led engineering at GoPro, STMicroelectronics, Genesis, Sage and several other leading technology companies.

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Linda Heller

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Vice President, People

Linda oversees Nauto’s global people strategy and is focused on attracting and retaining Nauto’s top talent. She leads all people functions including people operations, total rewards, talent management, talent acquisition, DE&I, and communications. Linda is passionate about driving business success through the lens of people and creating a culture of belonging. She has a proven track record as an accomplished human resources executive and prior to Nauto, held a senior leadership role at Omnicell, Inc., a leading healthcare SaaS and has served as vice president, human resources in tech, renewables, and construction.

Linda oversees Nauto’s global people strategy and is focused on attracting and retaining Nauto’s top talent. She leads all people functions including people operations, total rewards, talent management, talent acquisition, DE&I, and communications. Linda is passionate about driving business success through the lens of people and creating a culture of belonging. She has a proven track record as an accomplished human resources executive and prior to Nauto, held a senior leadership role at Omnicell, Inc., a leading healthcare SaaS and has served as vice president, human resources in tech, renewables, and construction.

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Board and Advisors

Stefan Heck

Stefan Heck

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Board Member
CEO and Founder
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Nauto
Karen C. Francis

Karen C. Francis

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Board Member
Board Director, Strategic Advisor, Investor
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Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

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Board Member
Partner
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Greylock Partners
Peter Kosak

Peter Kosak

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Board Member
VP of Automotive Systems Division
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Bose Corporation
Bruce Leak

Bruce Leak

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Board Member
Co-Founder
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Playground Global
Lee Rawlings

Lee Rawlings

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Board Observer
Partner
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GM Ventures
Q Motiwala

Q Motiwala

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Board Observer
Managing Director
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DNX Ventures
Stefan Wachenheim

Stefan Wachenheim

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Board Observer
Investment Manager
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Allianz X
Jim Adler

Jim Adler

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Advisor
Founding Managing Director
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Toyota AI Ventures
Marcus Behrendt

Marcus Behrendt

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Advisor
Partner
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BMW Group
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