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Distracted Driving Tech Companies Combine Safety Products

Posted on November 16, 2012

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Aegis Mobility closed a deal earlier this month to acquire ZoomSafer, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition combines the two leading providers of distracted driving solutions and creates a comprehensive service capability promoting safe and legal use of mobile devices while driving.
 
Adding to Aegis' Drive Assist software-only solution, the patented FleetSafer Mobile and FleetSafer Vision products, acquired from ZoomSafer, add OBD-Bluetooth, telematics integration and sophisticated analytics capabilities that create a powerful and flexible platform that is uniquely capable of meeting the diverse needs of commercial fleet operators and risk managers who seek enterprise-class solutions to prevent distracted driving.
 
“Employee use of mobile devices while driving is a huge and growing problem costing employers an estimated $50 billion per year," said Paul Zimmerman, CEO of Aegis Mobility. “ZoomSafer's products are uniquely complementary to ours, and combined, we're the only company in the world capable of supporting a wide range of customer requirements covering the broadest range of vehicle-types and mobile device types.”
 
“When solving the distracted driving problem for enterprise fleets it's critical to give them flexibility so they can choose the solution that best fits with their unique requirements,” said Matt Howard, ZoomSafer co-founder. “Whether integrating into existing telematics systems, using in-vehicle OBD technologies, or implementing software-only GPS-based solutions, the combination of Aegis and ZoomSafer gives customers maximum choice.”
 
The acquisition was greeted with enthusiasm by ZoomSafer's customers and channel partners.

“Over the past 20 years PHH has helped to pioneer the [use] of advanced safety and risk management solutions for commercial fleet operators across North America,” said Steve DiBiagio, senior vice president of Strategic Alliances at PHH Arval. “In the same way that Motor Vehicle Records and crash management services have become standard fleet management practices, we're confident companies will increasingly adopt technologies to prevent employee distracted driving.”

Source: Aegis Solutions

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