Palo Alto, CA -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that Nauto® has selected Curiosity™ IoT as one of its connectivity providers for its intelligent driver safety system. Sprint will also continue as a distributor for Nauto's rich fleet management products within the United States, including Nauto Coach® and Nauto Prevent®. This expansion of the relationship between Sprint and Nauto gives fleet customers even greater access to Nauto's intelligent driver system enabled by the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology, fleet management, and safety solutions.
"We are pleased that Nauto has selected Sprint Curiosity™ IoT as a connectivity provider to power its fleet products," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development for Sprint. "Sprint and Nauto are committed to providing commercial fleet customers with advanced safety and management tools designed to provide intelligent insights into driver behavior, reduce collisions and save lives."
Nauto's intelligent driver safety system is part of Sprint's expanding portfolio of fleet management and compliance solutions, which were announced last year at Mobile World Congress Americas. Nauto allows Sprint's fleet customers to receive in-cab notifications, context-rich coaching, and liability reduction features that provide a measurable improvement in driver safety.
"Nauto and Sprint are committed to providing fleets with the most advanced technology to make driving safer and smarter," said Sanket Akerkar, senior vice president, fleet and insurance business, Nauto. "Today's announcement highlights our continued commitment to providing fleets with a solution that allows safety leaders and fleet managers to improve safety and reduce loss with an artificial intelligence-powered smart system."
Nauto uses AI to provide real-time data to evaluate driver behavior and the external environment, ensuring safe and efficient fleet operation and reducing loss. Each situation is assessed as it is happening through a dual-facing camera, computer vision and proprietary algorithms, and gets the right data to the right people at the right time. This system also includes the ability to detect distraction and risky behaviors, allowing fleet management to identify, stop and coach high-risk drivers through personalized insights. In fact, Nauto has seen real safety results in some fleets reducing collisions by up to 35.5 percent.
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Nauto® is an AI-technology company that's improving the safety of commercial fleets today and the autonomous fleets of tomorrow. Nauto's intelligent driver safety system assesses how drivers interact with the vehicle and the road ahead to reduce distracted driving and prevent collisions. With this knowledge, Nauto is powering the development of self-driving technology that brings the best of human driving to autonomy. Nauto is located in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Nauto is backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, Greylock Partners, BMW iVentures, General Motors Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Allianz Group, Playground Global and DNX Ventures. More information about Nauto is available at www.nauto.com, or on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint's legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.