SaverOne Announces First Strategic Pilot in Italy with Tecne Autostrade
The pilot trial with the first 10 vehicles from Tecne Autostrade's fleet of 3,000 marks a significant milestone in SaverOne's recent expansion into the Italian market
PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SaverOne 2014 Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVRE) (TASE: SVRE), a technology company specializing in transportation safety solutions, today announced a strategically important pilot project with Tecne, the engineering company of Gruppo Autostrade per l'Italia, which is one of Europe's leading concessionaries for the construction and management of toll motorways, responsible for 3,000 km of road network in Italy.
The pilot will involve the integration of SaverOne's Driver Distraction Prevention System (DDPS) into an initial 10 vehicles within Tecne Autostrade's fleet, which encompasses approximately 3,000 vehicles, signifying strong potential for SaverOne.
This new pilot project with Tecne aligns with SaverOne's strategy to significantly broaden its presence in European markets. It follows the recent strategic appointment of Mr. Tal Yihie as Italian Country Partner, the new distribution agreement with Milan-based GVZ, as well as SaverOne's MOU and ongoing work with Italian-based OEM Iveco, all of which have enhanced SaverOne's growth and sales strategy in the region.
Ori Gilboa, CEO of SaverOne, commented, "Our new collaboration with Tecne is a milestone in our European market expansion and marks our first successful penetration into a key Italian customer. This pilot underscores our commitment to improving transportation safety throughout Europe. Representing the 'land' part of our 'land and expand' strategy, the goal is to 'expand' sales to cover entire fleets following the successful pilot completion. Building on our recent successful pilot in Spain with Cemex, as well as the recent strategic partnerships we have established in the region, we are well positioned in European markets to demonstrate the substantial benefits of our technology in enhancing road safety and operational efficiency for corporate fleets."
Mr. Gilboa, concluded, "We applaud Tecne's decision to embark on this journey to safeguard its drivers and fleet from distraction-induced accidents. We look forward to working with them to more broadly implement our system across their large fleet after the conclusion of this pilot project."
About the SaverOne System
SaverOne's system is installed in vehicles to provide a solution to the problem of driver distraction, as a result of drivers using distracting applications on the mobile phone while driving, in a way that endangers their safety and the safety of their passengers. This phenomenon is considered one of the main causes of road accidents in the world. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the annual cost of road accidents just in the United States, stands at about $870 billion each year, excluding the costs of serious injury or death, with a quarter of those accidents estimated to be related to the use of the mobile phones while driving. SaverOne's technology specifially recognizes the driver area in the vehicle and prevents the driver from accessing distracting applications such as messaging, while allowing others (e.g. navigation), without user intervention or consent, creating a safer driving environment.
SaverOne's primary target markets include commercial and private vehicle fleets that are interested in reducing potential damages and significant cost, vehicle manufacturers that are interested in integrating safety solutions to their vehicles, and insurance and leasing companies. SaverOne initially addresses car fleets with focus on the Israeli, European and US markets, as well as other markets around the world. SaverOne believes that ultimately increased focus on monitoring and prevention of cellular distraction systems in vehicles, in particular driven by upcoming expected EU regulation, will likely have a dramatic positive impact on the demand for its systems in the future.
The Company's strategy is to provide its technology for installation to customers in the aftermarket as well as address OEM vehicle manufacturers, to install the Company's protection technologies during the vehicle manufacturing process.
SaverOne is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of OEM and aftermarket solutions and technologies, to lower the risk of, and prevent, vehicle accidents.
SaverOne's initial line of products is a suite of solutions that saves lives by preventing car accidents resulting from distraction from the use of mobile phones while driving. SaverOne is also developing a sensor system for early location and direction detection under all visibility conditions of vulnerable road users (VRU) through their cellphone footprint.
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