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Smartdrive wins the 2016 Brake award for Best Fleet Safety Product - In-Vehicle Technology

Smartdrive team at Brake awards.

Smartdrive Systems has received Brake’s prestigious Fleet Safety Product – In-Vehicle Technology award for its Smartchoice video-based driver risk management safety programme. 

Brake presented this and other awards at its annual Brake Fleet Safety Awards on 29 September 2016. The annual awards recognise organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers and other road users.

“Our panel of independent judges were looking for the product that does the most to improve fleet safety through innovation.

“The award category called for products that are new and different, and that can help to improve the safety of at-work drivers. The Fleet Safety Product – In-Vehicle Technology Award category had some really strong entries this year, and Smartdrive should be very proud that they led the category,” said Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake. 

Smartdrive’s Smartchoice programme gives fleets the freedom to choose the optimal level of video protection to fit their business. The company’s portfolio of solutions are designed to  enable commercial vehicle fleets of all types and sizes – van, truck and passenger transit - to proactively engage in improving driver behaviour, cut costs and save fuel, at a budget and level that is flexible to fit differing business requirements. 

Users can typically reduce collision frequency by more than 50%, by capturing and coaching out risks, changing driver culture and improving safety with a consistent and programmatic approach.

“With our Smartchoice programme, we put choice squarely in the hands of the operator, ensuring every fleet now has a better way to protect its drivers with video,” said Aidan Rowsome, vice president of Smartdrive.

“We understand that a video-based driver risk management safety platform needs to fit the culture of the individual fleet.  With three video safety product lines - SmartDrive Protect, SmartDrive Shield and SmartDrive Defender - and our distinctive open platform, our SmartChoice programme lets fleets decide what they need, how best to deploy video within their operation and when the time is right to scale their investment, by moving up to a more comprehensive solution as their requirements expand,” he added.

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