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Initial pilot in the operational area of Ben Gurion Airport
PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SaverOne 2014 Ltd. ( Nasdaq: SVRE) (TASE: SVRE), a technology company engaged in transportation safety solutions, today shared the following announcement made by the Israel Airports Authorities, operator of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, a summary of which appears below:
The fighting of traffic accidents with the help of the SaverOne system in Israel: an initial pilot in the operational areas of Ben Gurion Airport will prevent drivers from using their cell phones, sending messages, etc.
The technology will help prevent accidents in the operational area of Ben Gurion Airport, an area which is full of vehicles and planes.
The SaverOne system, from an Israeli early-stage company with a solution for preventing mobile phone distraction while driving, was installed as a pilot trial in vehicles in the operational areas of Ben Gurion Airport.
The system installed in the vehicle disables a driver’s ability to use their cell phone while driving, except for receiving incoming calls, navigation and listening to music. The advantage of the pilot is that it does not interfere with receiving work instructions but does not allow unwanted active use of the cell phone. The system only affects the driver’s area, while other passengers are unrestricted and able to use their mobile phones as usual.
To date, the SaverOne system has also been installed by the Israel Electric Company, Osem, Tnuva, Strauss, ICL, Electra Afikim, as well as other companies.
Hagai Topolansky, CEO of the Israel Airport Authority, who instructed that the pilot should be implemented, commented, “An important element in improving our services, is the focus on safety in our operational areas and the improvement of services that we provide to the planes and airlines. We intend to fight accidents that may be caused by human distraction with the help of advanced technologies, combined with innovation and efficiency for passenger service.”
Following the announcement, Mr. Gilboa, CEO of SaverOne commented, “This represents our first penetration into an airport, a closed facility with highly sensitive, expensive, and critical equipment where potentially an accident will be very costly. Drivers use their phones for managing their workload and our system will ensure that this is done safely and they can drive without distraction within the sensitive areas of the airport. Airports are another highly strategic market for us and we see this as a first penetration into another vertical. We look forward to working closely with other airport authorities around the world to reduce accidents caused by distracted drivers within their sensitive operational areas.”
About the SaverOne System
SaverOne systems can be installed in private vehicles, trucks and buses and provide a solution to the problem of driver distraction away from the road, that results from drivers using specific distracting applications on the mobile device while driving, in a way that endangers their safety and the safety of 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 device while driving.
SaverOne’s technology specifically recognizes the driver area in the vehicle and prevents the driver from accessing distracting applications such as messaging while allowing navigation, without user intervention or consent, creating a safer driving environment.
SaverOne’s primary target markets include commercial and private vehicle fleets, as well as insurance and leasing companies that are very interested in reducing potential damages and significant costs. SaverOne is initially addressing 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 longer-term strategy is to address vehicle manufacturers, to install the Company’s protection technologies in the vehicle manufacturing process as an OEM.
SaverOne is a technology company engaged in the design, development and commercialization of transportation safety solutions designed to save lives by preventing car accidents resulting from distraction, by the use of mobile phones while driving. The SaverOne system provides an advanced driver safety solution that can identify and monitor mobile phones located in the driver’s vicinity and selectively block use of distracting applications that may become life-threatening.
Learn more at https://saver.one/
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