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SmartDrive Reveals Technology Advances Demonstrating up to 15% Fuel Efficiency and up to 50% in Collision Reduction

Patented video-based, driving analytics solutions improve performance, safety, fuel management and bottom-line savings

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced today several technology developments and feature enhancements to its in-demand SmartDrive Safety™ and SmartDrive Fuel™ solutions, continuing its technology leadership in video and driving analytics across the transportation and trucking industry.

SmartDrive uses a combination of video analysis and predictive analytics to provide fleets complete insight into safety and fuel waste. A personalized training program arms fleets with a team of experts who review performance, identify key areas of focus and recommend safety and fuel efficiency improvements. Using a combination of online services and in-cab tools, fleets can immediately realize sustained, consistent improvements in driving performance and skills.

“SmartDrive has developed a game-changing approach to improving safety and fuel use,” said SmartDrive CEO Steve Mitgang. “With the growing numbers of trucking fleets achieving dramatic material results using the SmartDrive driving improvement platform – up to a 50% collision reduction and up to 15% increase in fuel efficiency – our customers are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in operating expenses annually, while protecting their drivers and the motoring public.”

Building on its industry-leading platform, SmartDrive releases several new features at the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibit in Las Vegas:

  • SmartDrive Mobile: real-time access for drivers to individual vehicle and driver performance data for self-assessment and peer-to-peer competitive standings.
  • Enhanced Video Analysis: detailed operator and vehicle performance data plus instant video of fuel-wasting maneuvers and events --- includes throttle, brake, RPM, and engine load information as well as excessive idling, idling with Power Take Off and trip stops.
  • Crash Triggered Events: sensors that report crash data up to 96G’s, which allows fleets to instantly access crash event videos -- providing fleets with unequivocal proof of driver exoneration and immediate response to insurance claims processing -- an industry first in combining video data in a driving performance solution.

“There is a direct correlation between driving maneuvers and safety,” said Danny Pack, SVP of Risk Management, Loomis Armored, US, LLC. “SmartDrive helps us understand what is happening on the road, predict where the greatest opportunities for improvement are and empower our drivers to improve their own performance with easy-to-use tools. At the end of the day, we want our drivers to return home safely to their families, and SmartDrive helps them get there.”

To schedule a one-to-one meeting with the SmartDrive team at the ATA MC&E in Las Vegas, email event@smartdrive.net. Or you can visit booth #1043 to learn how SmartDrive Safety and Fuel solutions are bringing material savings to trucking fleets.

About SmartDrive Systems

SmartDrive Systems gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The company has compiled the world's largest storehouse of more than 50 million recorded risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, CA, and employs over 375 people worldwide.

SmartDrive Media Relations
Jim White, 619-955-6430
jim.white@smartdrive.net

Source: SmartDrive Systems