SmartDrive Innovative Fleet Fuel Efficiency Program Recognized by Computerworld as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate
San Diego, CA, April 16, 2013— SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Laureate in IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program. The annual awards program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. SmartDrive was recognized in the program’s Sustainability category for the company’s innovative fleet fuel efficiency solutions that improve driver performance, helping to lower fuel consumption, decrease harmful emissions, reduce collisions and save lives.
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements,” said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. “Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations’ ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
As the industry continues to evolve and vehicle systems becoming increasingly more intelligent, the SmartDrive Fuel™ program can take advantage of the vehicle performance information combined with proprietary sensor data and analytics to provide actionable intelligence and insights for customers. Through its technology leadership and vision, SmartDrive has incorporated a driver-focused, fuel efficiency application that arms the individual driver to improve on fuel inefficiency maneuvers and greatly lower fuel waste and carbon emissions. With this program, customers have saved over 44,000 tons of carbon emissions and continue to see dramatic savings in fuel costs.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2013,” said SmartDrive CEO Steve Mitgang. “SmartDrive’s technology and innovations in fleet safety and fuel management are helping make drivers better and fleets more fuel efficient, while also benefiting our environment through reduced CO2 emissions – proving that technology does indeed have a positive and lasting impact on how we live. We share this award with our valued customers and the thousands of professional drivers whose commitment to driving excellence benefits us all.”
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors websitehttp://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.
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 59 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, CA, and employs over 400 people worldwide.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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- Posted by Erica Frank
- On April 16, 2013