GPS Business News has announced today the finalists of the Auto App Challenge: Cellepathy (Israel), Motosmarty (Belgium), and OOCAR (France). The three startup companies have been selected by a jury of professionals gathered by GPS Business News.
The finalists will compete to win the Challenge at the ConnecteDriver conference –
www.connectedriver.events – where they will present their solution on January 27th, 2016 in front of 150 business professionals coming from 20 countries and representing the whole ecosystem of the connected car industry.
Cellepathy develops solutions that collect and interpret smartphone sensor data to enable telematics services without the in-vehicle hardware required today. It’s technology is applicable to many fields including Distracted Driving Crash Prevention, Smartphone-Based UBI, and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
Road Vikings is a community of young drivers which goal is to promote good an safe driving in an engaging and rewarding way. Road Vikings connect good drivers and creative businesses who want to offer the community profitable telematics-based services including usage-based insurance, valet services, remote breakdown assistance or car sharing.
OOCAR is a connected car smart data company that helps drivers improve their driving experience, take better car of their car and save time and money along the way with personalized services and tools. At the same time, OOCAR helps service providers to be more competitive by offering them direct access to drivers and real-time car data.
The finalists of the challenge have been selected among six criterias (Functionality, Usability, Design, Uniqueness, Commercial potential and Business model) by a jury made of seven experienced professionals in the business of the auto/mobile convergence:
Barbara Belvisi, Co-founder, Hardware Club
Benedict Jochem, Strategic Marketing Manager, Bosch SoftTec
Anders Lykke, Head of Sales, Priori Data
Ludovic Privat, Editor & co-Founder, GPS Business News
Gredy Raffin, Section Editor, Le Journal de l’Automobile
Jean-Marc Van Laethem, Chief Innovation Officer & co-founder, Coyote Systems