ANN ARBOR, Mich. and BOCA RATON, Fla., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- All Star Driver Education, one of America's largest and oldest established driving schools, and Autobrain, the award-winning connected car platform that turns any car into a smart car in minutes, today announced the integration of the Autobrain platform to provide services to both All Star and their customers. All of All Star's business vehicles that are used in teaching new students are now equipped with Autobrain, and All Star is promoting Autobrain through their customer sales and marketing efforts, offering it to over 20,000 new teen driver families annually at over 175 locations across 24 states.
Autobrain empowers car-owners and drivers with real-time and historical vehicle information that provides safety and peace of mind for drivers and their loved ones. Features such as instant diagnostic health, vehicle location, erratic driving alerts and the patent-pending "1-click safety modes" ensure that drivers and authorized monitors feel safer and more secure when their car is being used. In addition, Autobrain offers roadside assistance, automatic ambulance crash response and a live mechanic hotline, completing the full end-to-end "smart car" connectivity solution for all drivers. These features are especially important to families with new teen drivers. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the US, and Autobrain can be used as a driving coach by both the teachers and the parents of the student driver.
All Star Driver Education was established in 1997 and has grown to become one of the largest driver instruction facilities in the US, having taught over 200,000 new drivers in the past 20 years. After testing Autobrain in a few of their vehicles, All Star has now outfitted their entire fleet of over 100 cars with Autobrain's technology, and has also made an investment in the company. The unique "All Star Way" curriculum motivates young drivers through engaging and lively instructors and materials, using a time-proven mix of classroom and on-road training to ensure that they maximize their understanding of how to drive in the safest manner possible. All Star continues to expand their national footprint and plans to add hundreds of new locations in the next 5 years.
"At All Star, we are always looking for new ways to help ensure the safety of our drivers and their families," said Brent Wall, CEO of All Star. "Autobrain offers the highest quality and most comprehensive suite of features and services, and provides us with an effective new way to help our often-apprehensive parents feel more secure about the well-being of their teenagers."
"We are proud to have been chosen by All Star to support their fleet and customer safety initiatives," stated Jeremy Gelbart, co-founder and CEO of Autobrain. "New drivers are the most vulnerable on the road, and All Star has a long history of success bringing innovative teaching aids to their industry to help ensure the safety of their customers. Autobrain delivers connectivity between drivers, owners and their vehicles never before available that can reverse the rising trend of car fatalities and bring a greater sense of security to drivers and those who care for them."
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 and completely 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 and boundary alerts, roadside assistance and emergency accident assistance, to a baby reminder and more right from their 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.
About All Star Driver Education
Over 60 years ago, William "Pop" Wall started the first driving school in Michigan, and one of the first in the US. Today, All Star Driver Education is a third-generation family business, managed by Brent Wall, maintaining the friendly and exemplary service standards set by his grandfather. Under Brent's guidance, All Star has grown from a local proprietorship to a cutting-edge national player in the driving school business, with presence in over 175 locations across 24 states. Brent's passion for driver safety is accompanied by his success in deploying the latest technologies to help with driver education, positioning All Star as a leader in the industry, with plans to grow significantly in the coming years.