SmartDrive Chief Operating Officer to Speak at APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference
Jason Palmer to Discuss How Big Data and the Internet of Things Can Reduce Operational Risk for Fleets
SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2017 – SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that SmartDrive Chief Operating Officer Jason Palmer will present at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2017 Bus and Paratransit Conference, which will take place May 7-10, 2017 in Reno, Nevada. Palmer will lead a session on, “Big Data and the Internet of Things: How Video-Based Safety Solutions Leverage Advanced Technologies to Reduce Risk,” on May 10. His comments will focus on how fleets can tap the power of video, coupled with advanced analytics, to improve driver safety.
For public transit agencies, the safety of passengers, pedestrians and drivers is always paramount. With mobile device usage and other distractions vying for the driver’s attention, and driver behavior contributing to a significant proportion of collisions, it is crucial for companies to take proactive steps to reduce risk.
Palmer will discuss how the most innovative transit agencies turn to video-based safety and analytics platforms, such as SmartDrive SmartIQ®, which turns massive amounts of data into actionable information, predictive analysis and prescriptive actions, to drive measurable value for their businesses. He will describe how LA Metro has applied SmartDrive technologies to give management full visibility to its bus and rail fleet, and ensure its drivers and operators are compliant. Session attendees will learn:
- What big data and IoT mean for bus and paratransit
- The value of turning massive volumes of data into actionable insights
- The benefits of video-based safety and analytics solutions
Session Title: Big Data and the Internet of Things: How Video-Based Safety Solutions Leverage Advanced Technologies to Reduce Risk
Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Sierra; 2500 E. 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595
Palmer has more than 20 years of leadership experience; delivering products to market for fast-growing technology companies such as Now Software, Qualcomm, Clientele Software, Webtrends and Tut Systems. Prior to joining the SmartDrive team, he was a founding member of the 800.com Electronics management team where he pioneered selling consumer electronics online, growing the company to $50 million in four years.
About SmartDrive Systems
SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, 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, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 180 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 500 people worldwide.
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- On May 4, 2017