WATERLOO, Canada, July 25// -- Pilot to Promote On-Road Safety and Improved Driving Habits
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a world leader in telematics systems, is pleased to announce the selection of DriveSync(TM) for a driving safety pilot programme by the California State Automobile Association (CSAA).
CSAA is the AAA affiliate for Northern California, Nevada and Utah.
DriveSync(TM) is a GPS vehicle tracking system that securely tracks vehicle location including the route, mileage and speeds of each trip. As a complete turn-key solution, IMS manages all aspects of driving data collection, storage, consolidation and reporting using fraud-prevention technology and military grade data encryption to ensure customer confidentiality. However the most beneficial feature of DriveSync(TM) is its consumer-centric reports; turn-by-turn trip logs, colour-coded route maps and driving statistic reports provide drivers with a clear picture of driving behaviour and habits.
CSAA's pilot programme will focus on leveraging DriveSync(TM) to increase the value of AAA membership for itself and other AAA partners, including AAA Arizona, AAA Oklahoma and AAA MountainWest. Rapid vehicle location for roadside assistance and driver safety improvement are some of the areas that will be researched.
"DriveSync(TM) reports provide a powerful educational tool for any driver wanting to improve their driving habits. In this regard, our DriveSync(TM) pilot is a natural extension of the many services we offer our members," says Mike Bregante, senior vice president of automotive services for CSAA.
"CSAA is well known for their leadership in automotive safety and security", says John Reynolds, Vice President of Business Development at IMS.
"This pilot programme builds upon that reputation, and highlights the unique benefits DriveSync provides to drivers."
The pilot programme is expected to launch this summer.
The California State Automobile Association and its affiliates offer a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance and financial services to nearly
6 million AAA members in nine western states. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travellers since it was founded more than 100 years ago.
IMS specializes in the creation, development and marketing of leading edge proprietary technology that blends mechanical engineering, electronic control and information systems into technologically advanced products. IMS has three divisions: Safety Devices for use in automotive applications;
DriveSync(TM) GPS Vehicle Tracking; Telematics which includes DriveSync(TM) and its focus on UBI; and Automedia, delivering consumer products into the automotive aftermarket. IMS is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more information on DriveSync(TM), please visit www.intellimec.com.
Source: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.
Vice President, Business Development,
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.,
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