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  • Nexar aims to make roads safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists by creating the world's largest open vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network and providing real-time alerts to prevent collisions. Nexar software uses smartphones' and vehicles' cameras and sensors to create driving perception and ADAS alerts, as well as documented evidence in case of a collision.

  • Applying deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies over millions of crowd-sourced road miles, Nexar provides a connected fleet safety solution and a series of data products and services for the automotive, insurance and ridesharing industries.

  • Founded in 2015, Nexar has offices in Tel Aviv and San Francisco and is backed by Aleph, Mosaic Ventures, True Ventures, Tusk Ventures and Slow Ventures. It is a member of the Berkeley DeepDrive consortium, together with other leading members of the automotive industry.


Nexar was founded by Eran Shir and Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz in early 2015.
/images/Eran-Shir.pngEran ShirCTO & Co-Founder

Eran is a serial entrepreneur and investor, currently trying to change the driving world for the better. Previously, Eran was Entrepreneur In Residence at Aleph VC. Before Aleph, Eran was an executive at Yahoo! following Yahoo!'s 2010 acquisition of Dapper, a startup he co-founded in 2007.

/images/Bruno-Fernandez-Ruiz.pngBruno Fernandez-RuizCTO & Co-Founder

Bruno is a technologist on a mission to change the world using data and machine learning at large scale. Before Nexar, Bruno was a Yahoo! Senior Fellow, leading ad targeting and native advertising teams, and chief architect for cloud and platform. Prior to that, Bruno held technology leadership roles at Fidelity Investments and Accenture's Center for Strategic Research.



  • Nexar, Nevada team to collect data from cars, make roads smarter (SF Chronicle)

  • It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous (Engadget)

  • Data is giving rise to a new economy (Economist)

  • New app may help Nevada drivers down the road (Las Vegas Review Journal)

  • CityStream gives cities real-time road data (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar CityStream Uses Smartphones To Crowd-Sourced Mapping Data For Cities And Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

  • A new app turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam (Mashable)

  • CB Insights Reveals the AI 100 List At The Innovation Summit (Yahoo! Finance)

  • Free Nexar app drives safety with collision warning, dashcam and V2V (CNET)

  • Smartphone on car dashboard can warn of problems ahead (San Francisco Chronicle)

  • Next Time You Hit the Brakes, This App Could Warn the Car Behind (Bloomberg)

  • Nexar’s vehicle-to-vehicle network will use dash cam AI to prevent accidents (TechCrunch)

  • Nexar’s Smart Dashcam Recording App Arrives on Android to Help Make Roads Safer (Venturebeat)

  • Bad Drivers Are About to Be Outed by a Dashcam App (MIT Technology Review)

  • Israel’s 16 Most Promising Startups (Globes)

  • Car accident prevention co Nexar raises $4m (Globes)

  • Nexar Uses iPhones to Capture Road Rage and Flag Bad Drivers (Video) (Re/Code)

  • Nexar app promises to steer you clear of bad drivers (USA Today)

  • This App Turns Your iPhone Into A Dash Cam With Machine Vision (Forbes)

  • The Dash-Cam App That Aims to Prevent Car Crashes (Bloomberg TV)

  • Nexar App hopes to steer you clear of bad drivers (Reuters Video)

  • Captured with Nexar: Video shows cop car, bicycle collision in San Francisco (KTVU)

  • The AI Dashcam App That Wants to Rate Every Driver in the World (IEEE Spectrum)

  • How to find bad drivers on the road near you (Washington Post)

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