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SmartDrive Innovative Fleet Fuel Efficiency Program Recognized by Computerworld as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate


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SAN DIEGO--April 17, 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.

“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.”

"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 website ComputerWorld 2013 Honors .