Drivewyze wins ITS America innovation award

Firm's Smart Roadways tech issues in-cab safety alerts to commercial truck drivers
Enforcement / May 6, 2024
By Adam Hill
In-cab alerts road hazards connected vehicles © 5m3photos |
Alerts have helped change driver behaviour, firm says (© 5m3photos |

Drivewyze received the inaugural ITS Innovation Showcase Award from ITS America at the 2024 ITS America Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The category is designed to recognise groundbreaking innovations and solutions that define the future of transportation, and was voted on by those attending the event.

“The innovations occurring daily in our sector are multiplying, and this win reinforces the strength and relevancy of Drivewyze’s solution and partnership with government agencies to deliver in-cab safety alerts to truck drivers,” said Laura Chace, president and CEO of ITS America. 

“Their creative and innovative approach to keep drivers safe on their roads can only be realised by the public and private sector working together. I want to congratulate Drivewyze on their Smart Roadways programme. This award is meant to reflect the best of the best in the industry, and they are a very worthy inaugural recipient.”

Smart Roadways technology allows transportation agencies to issue in-cab safety alerts to commercial truck drivers on upcoming road hazards, such as sudden or unexpected traffic slowdowns, active workzones, or parked service vehicles, as well as emergency events or conditions. 

These are provided free of charge to truckers and truck companies through the Drivewyze Free application, and have been shown to slow drivers down, says Drivewyze.

“State agencies partner with us because our Smart Roadways services leverage hundreds of thousands of connected trucks, high-quality data, and quantifiable benefits, including insights into the number of in-cab alerts sent and the resulting improvements in driver behaviour,” said Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze. 

"It's exciting to work with leading transportation agencies that leverage our device-agnostic, one-to-many connected truck platform because, together, we are moving the needle on highway safety.”

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