SmartDrive Congratulates Customer Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on SmartRail USA Innovation Award for Project of the Year

Award Recognizes L.A. Metro's New Intelligence-Based Surveillance System

Nov 04, 2015, 08:00 ET from SmartDrive Systems

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety solutions that identify and help transit agencies ensure operator compliance and performance, today congratulates the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) on receiving the inaugural SmartRail USA Innovation Award for Project of the Year. L.A. Metro was recognized for its novel intelligence-based surveillance system (IBSS), a proof of concept that leveraged SmartDrive's platform and demonstrated L.A. Metro's ability to identify safety related risks, including the use of personal devices. 

"We commend our customer, L.A. Metro, for its commitment to safety, compliance and performance improvement, and applaud its selection as the recipient of SmartRail USA's Project of the Year award," stated Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. "As rail operators consider safety improvements, technologies such as SmartDrive are ideal for ensuring regulatory compliance and performance improvement."

The SmartRail USA Innovation Award winners were announced following a three-month, nationwide search for the most innovative new products and solutions for the transit industry in North America. Project of the Year recognizes new developments and ways of thinking in improving and increasing efficiency in rail project delivery and management. The category focuses on projects that have helped deliver a safer, more reliable transit network, increased capacity, boosted ridership or improved the passenger experience.  

SmartDrive recently announced that its video-based safety program has been optimized for rail. Rail-specific capabilities have been incorporated into the SmartDrive safety solutions to support passenger rail agencies' efforts to comply with comprehensive regulations mandating that they have video cameras monitor and audit operator activities including the usage of personal electronic devices while operating a train.

L.A. Metro received its award at SmartRail USA Congress & Expo, held Oct. 28-29 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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 80 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs 450 people worldwide.

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