IMS wins 2015 Ingenious Award for Achievement in Innovation

Nominated by Intel Corporation for IMS' DriveSync platform that helps ensure safer, smarter and greener driving.

WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has received a prestigious 2015 Ingenious Award recognizing excellence in the innovative use of information and communication technology for the DriveSync® connected car platform. The award was backed by nominations from Intel Corporation and presented by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

In 1999, IMS started out as an organization with a vision to build automotive solutions for societal improvements around safer, smarter and greener driving. IMS' innovative DriveSync connected car platform was born out of this idea and today delivers connected car solutions and services, from usage-based insurance to fleet management, to road-usage charging and new driver education.

Critical data processed by the platform delivers intelligence and insights throughout a driver's journey, and provides information, services, and incentives, back to the driver to improve overall driving behavior. Services and solutions from the DriveSync platform are available globally in key markets including, North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

"We are honored to be named by ITAC as an Ingenious Award winner; this is an incredible recognition of IMS' commitment and vision for safer roads and smarter driving," said Dr. Otman Basir, CEO and Founder of IMS. "Our innovative DriveSync platform delivers compelling services for drivers on a worldwide scale and continues to innovate in new emerging spaces such as connected home and the Internet of Things."

"We are proud to recognize IMS' connected car platform for this award. It is clearly an innovative use of a broad array of technologies including big data, analytics and wireless technology to deliver data and insights on vehicle usage and driving behavior," noted Karna Gupta, President and CEO, ITAC. "The Ingenious Awards celebrates excellence in the use of technology and IMS really stood out in the Small to Medium Size Private Sector Category."

About the Ingenious Awards
The Ingenious Awards, presented by ITAC, were designed to build awareness of how enlightened Canadians are building more competitive enterprises.  It demonstrates how effective organizations can help build a stronger Canadian economy through the innovative use of technology.  The program celebrates and rewards innovation.  It acknowledges the hard work and dedication of individuals who have used technology in an exciting or interesting way to solve problems and grow business opportunities.

About Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS)
Established in 1999, IMS is a leader in connected car technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and greener. The unique approach of converging in-car infotainment, automotive telematics and wireless technology has resulted in an impressive range of solutions. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS technology revolutionizes industries. For more information, visit

SOURCE Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

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