Driver Technologies, Inc. and Getaround have announced a pilot program that will offer drivers of shared vehicles in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle free access to dash cam technology and safety features.
Users will have full access to Driver’s dash cam and safety app, including forward collision, driver drowsiness and distraction alerts, as well as cloud-based video storage, coaching and scoring capabilities.
“The agreement with Getaround is our first official collaboration with the rental and carsharing market, allowing us to provide safety solutions and peace of mind for this growing population of drivers,” said Rashid Galadanci, CEO and co-founder of Driver Technologies. “While the benefits of dash cams are clear to both drivers and businesses, the feature is seldom offered to renters. The market lacked a solution that provided the technology while protecting the customer’s data and respecting their privacy. We plan to bridge that gap.”
Through the pilot program, which will last for six months, Getaround users who sign up for a Driver account will automatically receive complimentary access to Driver’s premium app features for 3-months, which is normally $4.99/month, and includes:
- Dash Cam Video Synced to the Cloud—Users can share trip data, including HD driving videos, with friends, family or insurance companies with a single link. The Driver Cloud neatly displays video, location, speed, G-Force and weather data in a web-based interface.
- AI Safety Alerts—Through the external and internal facing camera on a driver’s phone, Driver can alert users of potential forward collisions and notify them if they appear drowsy or distracted.
- Maximum Privacy—Getaround users maintain full control over their personal trip data. Video data is associated with their personal Driver account and not shared with Getaround unless the user shares it.
- Peace of Mind—Driving an unfamiliar vehicle can be stressful, but the Driver app’s video and telematics data can help keep users protected and ease any concerns about showcasing responsibility if involved in a collision.
“Getaround is very pleased to launch a pilot program with Driver Technologies. The safety of our customers is of paramount importance and we are always evaluating new, innovative solutions to optimize the carsharing experience,” said Ruth Yankoupe, vice president of Customer Experience at Getaround. “Implementing dashcam technology from Driver will provide additional peace of mind to our guests and empower them to document their trips while still maintaining the highest levels of privacy.”
Getaround users can get started using the Driver App today by downloading the Driver App from the Apple or Android app store or by scanning the QR code in their Getaround vehicle. Guests may also visit https://drivertechnologies.com/getaround/ for more information.