Donlen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings., has partnered with Nauto, an AI-technology company, to improve the safety of commercial fleets, the company announced.
With the addition of Nauto’s AI solution, Donlen continues to expand its extensive safety offering, which now provides fleet customers an AI-solution to further reduce distracted driving and prevent collisions before they occur, according to the company.
“With the announcement, Donlen customers will have access to Nauto’s easy-to-install intelligent driver-safety system that leverages a multi-sensor device, artificial intelligence and proprietary algorithms to assess situational risk inside and outside the vehicle,” Bannockburn, Illinois-based Donlen said in a news release.
Nauto’s in-cab alerts enable automated coaching in the cabin to help stop high-risk driving behaviors the moment they occur. In-cab alerts notify drivers based on the severity of the distraction event to return their attention back on the road.
In addition, fleet safety leaders are equipped with advanced tools and capabilities to coach and engage their highest-risk drivers in real time and on an ongoing basis with Nauto’s cloud-based applications.
Donlen concluded Nauto was the clear choice given its automation, real-time safety alerts and actionable insights. Built with commercial fleet drivers and their privacy in mind, Nauto primarily uploads video and event data to the cloud when it detects high-risk events to maintain driver privacy.
“Donlen is excited about the immediate safety benefits this partnership brings to customers and we look forward to future opportunities that further evolve our predictive model, and incorporate Nauto’s real-time distracted driving analytics,” said Eli Rossiter, director of safety and telematics products, Donlen. “Our partnership with Nauto highlights Donlen’s continuous commitment to the safety of fleet drivers. Nauto’s intelligent driver-safety system, in conjunction with the Donlen Risk Center and DriverPoint Telematics, now provides our customers the most robust distracted-driving-detection program with coaching opportunities.”
Sanket Akerkar, senior vice president, fleet and insurance for Nauto, added: “Nauto and Donlen share a goal of reducing collisions at the source – distracted driving – in order to dramatically reduce claims and improve fleet safety. We look forward to working with Donlen to enable automated coaching at scale in their fleets, while also equipping their fleet managers to identify the highest-risk drivers, improve their behavior behind the wheel and ultimately reduce the risk of at-fault collisions.”