If you own a personal vehicle, you are not alone in feeling concerned about the safety of your vehicle and passengers in shady parking lots or while driving through dangerous and unsafe routes. Unfortunately, India also has a poor standard in terms of road accidents. Every year, over a lakh people, are killed or injured on Indian roads. Acknowledging the weakness, many Indian startups have worked tirelessly to develop GPS-enabled car safety solutions for theft prevention and rescue. Vehicle owners or police officers can easily follow the tracking system’s signal to locate a robbed vehicle or assist an accidental passenger. Many GPS trackers include apps that allow drivers to track things like speed, route, and distance travelled in real-time. The following are the top five startups that are making Indian roads safer:
Trak N Tell
Trak N Tell is a Gurgaon-based car telematics solutions start-up incorporated in 2009 by husband-wife duo Pranshu Gupta and Ritu Gupta that offers Connected Car Tracking and Safety Devices that guarantee the safety of the car and family members both on and off the road. Trak N Tell connects customers to their vehicles’ sensors using the latest IoTIntelliPlay variants, analyses the data it receives from the vehicle, and empowers users to monitor it from anywhere using the Trak N Tell app. The specifications include Tracking of Intelligent Vehicles, Car Finder/Locator, Geo-Fence Notification, Overspeed Warnings, Engine Health Status, Engine Immobilizer, Impact Alert Calling, Panic Button, and much more. The cutting-edge IntelliPlay line also includes a reverse camera and a dash camera, allowing vehicle owners to see precisely what is going on around them. Its large screen also supports a variety of Android Auto and Apple Car Play features, making it an excellent infotainment system. Trak N Tell is primarily active in India, but it also operates in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Guatemala, Guyana, and other countries. Trak N Tell’s connected car devices have been successfully retrofitted into over two lakh vehicles to date.
Safe Cams, an Indian Dash Camera brand, was established in 2018 with the objective of providing commuters with intelligent vehicle safety devices. Safe Cams provides in-car safety solutions that help reduce road accidents and, in the event of an incident, it delivers video evidence of the incident that serves as an independent eyewitness in a court of law. Safe Cams offers a variety of dash cameras and in-car video recorders to suit all budgets. The business builds dash camera models such as the D series, Y series, and SC series, which include features such as a low-light sensor, a wide-angle lens, loop recording, auto-start options, and more. The brand’s cutting-edge cameras include advanced features such as 4G connectivity, real-time streaming, GPS tracking, and dual cameras.
MapmyIndia, founded in 1995 and headquartered in New Delhi, is an Indian technology company that builds digital map data, telematics services, location-based SaaS, and GIS AI technologies. MapmyIndia has progressed into the industry’s leading telematics solution for vehicle tracking and fleet management. As the market for telematics solutions expands, MapmyIndia has expanded its services to serve as many industry verticals as possible. The innovative logistics tracking solution from MapmyIndia provides visibility into vehicle location and activities regardless of geography. It gives a clear picture of where resources, assets, and cargo are at any given time, increasing asset safety and security. In the scenario of an emergency, MapmyIndia’s ‘Panic button’ feature sends a safety alert or notifies the vehicle owner’s contacts. The ‘Block your vehicle’ feature disables the car’s ignition in the event of misuse, theft, or hijacking.
Ospox, founded in 2013 and developed by Traxoid, is a cloud-based technology solutions provider to schools/colleges for school bus monitoring, RFID-based automated library systems, and school management systems. Parents and caretakers can breathe a sigh of relief as the application allows for real-time school bus tracking and bus attendance. It retrieves real-time data from a GPS tracker installed in school vehicles and displays the vehicle’s current location on a map. Clients of the app can also view the route history and speed violations. Additionally, users can keep track of the distance and stops made, making pick-up and drop-off scheduling easier and more convenient. Furthermore, the app generates automated pick-up and drop-off alerts when students arrive and depart from designated bus stops.
Intangles is a Pune-based IoT company specializing in Advance Telemetry and Operations Automation. Intangles has established its own set of proprietary algorithms that allow fleet operators to track vehicle performance in real-time. It offers several solutions for vehicle tracking, vehicle health monitoring, driver behaviour monitoring, fuel monitoring, and other purposes. Intangles also delivers hardware devices such as OBD devices and fuel sensors that can be installed in vehicles and adjusted with the Indium software platform in order to provide real-time tracking and access. Furthermore, the company includes features such as prognostic monitoring, an interactive dashboard, hybrid fleet analytics, and others. Intangles’ unique selling point (USP) is its proprietary cutting-edge algorithms, which empower fleet operators to make informed decisions.