Teleoperation - An Essential Safety Layer for Autonomous Vehicles 

Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety technology enables a remote human operator to drive an autonomous vehicle (AV) when the AV cannot drive autonomously, allowing for the safe testing and deployment of AVs.

 

Phantom Auto’s teleoperation safety solution includes: (1) low latency vehicle communication software, (2) an API for real-time assistance and guidance, and (3) a remote operator service.  The technology is vehicle-agnostic, and the company is working with customers in the US and throughout the world with the following vehicle types: passenger vehicles, trucks, shuttles, industrial vehicles, and food delivery vehicles.

 

The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and has an R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Key People

 
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Shai Magzimof

Founder / CEO

 

Shai served as Head of Games at Viber, one of the top messaging apps worldwide with more than 200M MAU, after Viber acquired his company Nextpeer in 2015. Shai was the former CEO and co-founder of Nextpeer - a mobile gaming social platform with over 180M million downloads. Before starting Nextpeer at age 20, Shai started his first company with a childhood friend while participating in Y-Combinator. This company later became Cue and was acquired by Apple.


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Elliot Katz

Co-Founder / Chief Strategy Officer / Head of Legal and Policy

 

As chair of the autonomous vehicle practices at two of the largest law firms in the world, Elliot advised automakers, global tech companies, ridesharing companies, and municipalities on business, legal, policy, and regulatory issues pertaining to these types of vehicles. 

 

An advocate who recognizes the important societal benefit of automated vehicles, Elliot regularly speaks at automated vehicle events across the country and throughout the world, and has recently discussed his views with media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Nightly News, CNBC, Wired, Forbes, Bloomberg, and NPR. The following is an interview Elliot recently did with Forbes regarding automated vehicles: “Autonomous Vehicles: ‘Zero Human Intervention Is Still Several Years Away


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Andrew Gryaznov

Co-Founder / CTO

 

Andrew is an expert in time-critical network communication and vehicle telemetry. As founder of Vrayo Systems, he built and implemented over 10,000 installations of mobile vehicle telecommunication platforms across Europe. Previously, Andrew founded JSX Exchange, a cloud computing commodity exchange, and Cubic.AI, a personal assistant robot company.  Andrew is also a embedded system engineer and Google Summer of Code 2005 finalist.


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Ohad Dvir

Co-Founder / COO

 

Ohad served as the Project Manager for Military Autonomous Vehicle Division at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the leading defense contractor in Israel and a world leader in the development, supply, and operation of unmanned systems.

 

From the beginning of his professional career, Ohad has worked in the field of ground robotics systems, including wireless communication and remote control systems for autonomous vehicles.  Ohad’s extensive experience spans 15 years - he began his career as a vehicular system engineer, and subsequently worked as a Project Manager, where he was responsible for managing the primary ground robotics projects at IAI.


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Eran Sandhaus

Senior Vice President

 

Eran recently led Delphi Automotive's (now Aptiv) Autonomous Driving and Connected Services business unit, overseeing global engineering teams, business staff and wholly owned subsidiaries focused on providing hardware, software, algorithms and cloud services to transform future mobility. 

Prior to Delphi, Eran was a senior executive for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies including Qualcomm, Cypress, Texas Instruments and Marvell. During this period Eran led global businesses, operations and M&A focused on server communications, storage, mobile handsets and Internet-of-Things (IoT) for consumer, automotive and industrial applications. 


Jordan Sanders

Director of Business and Operations

 

Jordan Sanders serves as Director of Business and Operations at Phantom Auto where he leads business development, executing deployments, strategy, and marketing. Before joining Phantom Auto, Jordan helped automotive companies design and launch new mobility businesses at Ridecell, and he advised public and private sector organizations as part of Deloitte Consulting’s Future of Mobility practice.


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Ben Shukman

Product Lead

 

Ben is a roboticist and engineer developing remote control operation systems at Phantom.  He holds a BS in Physics and a BA in Art History.