BOCA RATON, Fla. and CHICAGO, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is here and millions of new teen drivers are hitting the highways with their friends. Parents around the country are concerned, and for good reason, as car crashes are the #1 cause of teen fatalities. According to the CDC, teen drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash, and the risk is particularly high for new drivers. In order to keep teens safe on the road, Top Driver, one of the largest driving schools in the US, has partnered exclusively with Autobrain, a leading car safety company created by parents, techies and a volunteer first responder. Autobrain is a small device that can be installed in seconds, upgrading almost any car into a "smart" car that communicates important safety information in real-time, to parents and loved ones, through their smartphone, tablet or computer.
With Autobrain, parents become virtual passengers alongside their teen drivers, allowing them to monitor the location of the car and know if it is being driven safely. The state-of-the-art technology offers key features like vehicle location, turn-by-turn trip reports (including the cost of fuel for the trip), and dangerous-driving alerts for speeding, hard braking or accelerating too fast. There are also instant alerts for breaking curfew, driving outside the allowed boundary-zone, and even an automatic reminder not to leave the baby or pet in the car. All of these features are easy to set up with Autobrain's patent-pending "1-Click-Safety" modes. There are settings for Teens, Seniors and Families, specifically designed to offer customizable options for every driver in the family.
There are more cars on the road during the summer, which means more potential incidents of engine trouble and breakdowns. Many drivers, especially young ones, don't know what to do when the "check engine" light comes on. Autobrain constantly monitors the health of the car and sends out diagnostic alerts at the first sign of trouble, and even provides a live mechanic hotline to help. Autobrain also provides free roadside assistance and a crash-detection system that can automatically call emergency responders if needed.
"For over 13 years we have taught Driver Intelligence™ to hundreds of thousands of students while managing the understandable concerns of their parents," said Paul Zalatoris, CEO of Top Driver. "Autobrain helps alleviate many of the issues parents have had to face for years, including wondering where their teens are and if they are safe. At the same time, Autobrain provides useful tools such as Driving Scores and Safe-Zones, which alert parents when their teens arrive safely at school, home, or any location they choose. These are true coaching tools that parents can use to improve the driving habits of their teens."
"We are proud to provide the latest in vehicle monitoring technology to Top Driver students and their parents," stated Jeremy Gelbart, CEO and co-founder of Autobrain. "Autobrain allows everyone to remain connected, including teens, parents and senior drivers, bringing a new comfort level of security and freedom to the whole family."
ABOUT TOP DRIVER
Top Driver, based in Illinois, is one of the largest driving schools in the US, with 65 locations teaching both teens and adults. Top Driver also provides online driver education courses. For more information, please visit www.topdriver.com.
ABOUT AUTOBRAIN, LLC
Autobrain, created by parents, techies and a volunteer first responder, is a connected car platform that turns almost any car into a "Smart" car, offering a full range of safety, security, convenience and diagnostic features in a single package. Some key applications are: Car Finder, Safe Baby Reminder, Diagnostic Information and Mechanic Hotline, Trip Reports, Roadside Assistance, Driving Behavior/Reports, Curfew Alerts, Boundary Alerts, Crash Detection, Emergency 911 Response and more. Autobrain helps bring peace of mind to parents of teenage drivers, children of senior drivers, fleet managers and all drivers. Please visit www.autobrain.com to learn more.
Paul Zalatoris, CEO
Yonah Lloyd, President
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SOURCE Autobrain, LLC