BOCA RATON, Fla., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Autobrain, the award-winning connected car platform that turns any car into a smart car in minutes, announced today the appointment of Stephen Polk to the Company's advisory board.
Polk currently serves as president and CEO of Highgate LLC, and was previously Chairman, president and CEO at R. L. Polk & Co., an automotive data and marketing solutions leader that pioneered auto industry analytics and data usage and included CARFAX, which became the leading name in the vehicle history collection industry. R. L. Polk & Co. was acquired by IHS (now IHS Markit) in July 2013 for $1.4 billion. Polk has been brought on to advise Autobrain regarding growth and distribution expansion, as well as strategic use of data assets, and has also made an investment in the company.
Stephen Polk commented: "The auto industry is undergoing a metamorphosis, and leveraging information regarding usage, diagnostics and other data generated by vehicles is a key aspect of the connected car value chain. Autobrain has a winning combination of talent, technology and a robust pipeline of distribution and development that will undoubtedly lead this new category, and I am excited to be joining their team."
Jeremy Gelbart, Co-Founder and CEO, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Stephen onto our advisory board. His experience, insights and deep understanding of the automotive data environment will contribute significantly to our strategy as we expand our user base in the coming years."
Autobrain turns any car into a "smart car" in minutes, allowing drivers to upgrade their automobile with critical safety features through a plug-and-play device. Drivers can activate one of several patent-pending "one-click safety" modes to customize the Autobrain experience for each driver. Users have access to the most complete set of safety alerts and features available, including real-time access to vehicle location, diagnostic info and trip reports, driving behavior reports, curfew notifications and boundary alerts. Other services include roadside assistance, emergency automatic crash response, and even a "baby in the back seat" reminder, all available from any mobile device, tablet or desktop.
Autobrain has partnerships in place with leading retailers, driving schools and fleet suppliers to increase safety on the road for drivers of all types. To learn more, please visit: autobrain.com.
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