Cape May, New Jersey – [October 5, 2021] – eDrivingSM, a Solera company, and leading global provider of digital driver risk management programs, has announced a new partnership with Blackay to help organizations in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region reduce driver risk.
According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the rate of fatalities from traffic collisions in the LAC region grew from 14.75 to 17.68 deaths per 100,000 population between 2000 and 2010, an increase of 20 percent. This fatality rate is almost twice the level observed in high-income countries.
As a result of the new partnership, Blackay will provide its clients with access to eDriving’s award-winning driver* risk management solutions that help organizations around the world reduce collisions, injuries, license violations and total cost of fleet ownership (TCO). eDriving’s programs are focused on ensuring everyone who drives for work purposes returns home safely at the end of each day.
“We are proud to announce this partnership with eDriving,” said Pablo Diaz, Business Manager at Blackay. “We seek to be a collaboration for drivers. eDriving promotes a sustainable crash-free culture. We know that this type of commitment actively reduces collisions and injuries by consistently improving behavior. We hope to combine our joint work and reduce this epidemic of collisions on our routes.”
eDriving’s Mentor app is a smartphone-based digital driver safety program that identifies driver risk using a validated FICO® Safe Driving Score, and remediates risky behavior with training, coaching and gamification. Mentor also incorporates emergency rapid response services powered by Sfara and Bosch**, an eco-driving indicator, vehicle inspections, collision reporting, and more!
As with all eDriving programs and tools, Mentor operates within a highly secure, privacy-first environment, in which only driver data required for risk management is shared with the manager. No location data or individual trip data is visible beyond the driver.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Blackay to deliver Mentor to the Latin America and Caribbean market,” said Ed Dubens, Founder/CEO of eDriving. “Blackay is passionate about utilizing technology to help reduce road crashes, and we’re confident that Mentor will prove the ideal solution for helping improve behavior and reduce risk for those who drive for work purposes in the LAC region while protecting their privacy, too.”
Mentor packages include eDriving’s Crash-Free Culture® program, a 5-stage comprehensive program that starts with embracing safety as a strategic imperative and building out a safety culture accordingly.
* References to ‘driver(s)’ or ‘drives’ includes drivers of cars, trucks and vans, and riders of motorcycles and two-wheelers
** Initially available in Mexico and Brazil
Solera is a global leader in risk and asset management data and software, empowering companies across the automotive and insurance ecosystem with trusted solutions to support connectivity across the vehicle value chain. Solera’s solutions bring together customers, insurers, and suppliers, empowering smarter decision-making through service, software, enriched data, proprietary algorithms, and machine learning that come together to deliver insight and are designed to ensure customers’ vehicles and property are optimally maintained and expertly repaired. Solera serves over 235,000 customers and partners in more than 90 countries across six continents. By drawing on the market-leading solution capabilities and business process best practices from its technologies around the world, Solera provides unsurpassed scale and strength with superior performance while delivering innovation to move the industry forward.
eDriving helps organizations around the world to reduce incidents, collisions, injuries, license violations, carbon emissions, and total cost of fleet ownership through its patented digital driver risk management programs.
At its heart is the Mentor by eDrivingSM smartphone app that identifies risky driving behaviors for intervention and safe driving habits for recognition. In-app features include micro-training and coaching, gamification, collision reporting, vehicle inspections, and an individual FICO® Safe Driving Score validated to predict the likelihood of being involved in a collision. Mentor’s integrated automatic crash detection and Personal SOS features powered by Sfara and Bosch trigger a voice call and emergency support, as needed, from one of Bosch’s Global Call Centers supporting >50 countries. Through its five-stage, patented Crash-Free Culture® risk reduction methodology, eDriving helps organizations embrace safety and reduce risk for Sales, Service, Delivery and Warehouse drivers, all within a privacy-first, data-secure environment.
eDriving is the digital driver risk management partner of choice for many of the world’s largest organizations, supporting over 1.2 million drivers in 125 countries. Over the past 25 years, eDriving’s research-validated programs have been recognized with over 100 awards around the world.
For more, visit www.edriving.com
Since 2014, Blackay has incorporated innovation and experience in driving assistance systems for the main mining companies, public transport sector and FMS companies.
Through their transport collaborators companies such as BHP, Anglo American, Codelco, Lumina Copper Chile, Marcopolo, Kauffman trust Blackay’s solutions every day to reinforce safety on routes and make informed decisions, with greater efficiency and management.
Blackay is driving the adoption of risk management and driver assistance technology. The team shares innovative technology and recommendations that help chart a future with fewer collisions for your clients.
As a value-added reseller, Blackay offers the most comprehensive and diverse portfolio of driver assistance system solutions, including Movon, EnrouteQ, Gowit, Caredrive, Jack, Surfsigth, Lightfoot and Pulsar informatics.
Headquartered in Santiago de Chile, Blackay has a presence throughout Latin America. Our diverse offering represents experience in driving assistance systems, a passion for quality, excellent customer service and the latest technologies in the industry.
For more visit www.blackay.com