DriveSync Award-winning Platform Delivers Proven Visionary Services and Experiences

Our vision is that of an automotive technology platform that transforms any vehicle into a fully connected car. Its ultimate purpose is to enable drivers to be smarter, safer, greener and more productive on the road. Our DriveSync platform turns driving downtime into a more rewarding and valued set of experiences – while ensuring safety remains at the core at all times.


The DriveSync platform is designed to improve the safety on our roads today while simultaneously addressing the efficiency and environmental aspects of transportation. The design philosophy, focused on the driver and not the machine, influenced everything from the simplicity and transparency of data acquisition through to the advanced soft-computing techniques used to analyze driving behavior and intuitively deliver actionable feedback to the driver with safety as the highest priority.

Services delivered by the DriveSync connected car platform enable users to stay connected to time-sensitive, critical information in a safer manner, while enabling them to be more productive and efficient. The DriveSync connected car platform also captures driving data such as fuel consumption, environmental impact and driver behavior, to generate useful and timely feedback through online, mobile, and embedded interfaces.


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Seamlessly Enabling Telematics Services

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The mature and versatile DriveSync platform enables a range of valuable services, including personal and commercial insurance telematics, usage-based insurance, beginner driver coaching, distracted driving detection, driving behavior modification, remote diagnostics, dealership telematics, and dynamic road charging services. These services are configured and deployed using the same flexible, modular, and adaptive framework. All leverage machine-learning to ensure the platform seamlessly adapts after deployment to meet the diverse and growing needs of drivers, their families, insurance carriers, fleets and everyone reliant on modern transportation networks.

A Single, Unified Connected Car Platform

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The DriveSync connected car platform includes three integrated components within a seamless in-vehicle experience:
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Intuitive, user-friendly interfaces

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Contextual, behavior-based analytics

Synergies between these components are leveraged to deliver relevant and actionable information to the driver at the ideal time using the most appropriate channel. The timing and method of message delivery is important to minimize distraction while still influencing driver behavior. These components are also designed to ensure the technology itself and any underlying complexity is abstracted from the participant, while delivering rich insights and datasets to enable all services.

A Unique ‘Driver-in-the-loop’ Approach

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The DriveSync connected car platform is a pioneering innovation using a driver-centric approach to deliver a complete connected driver experience that includes the driver as a first-class participant in the overall solution, also conceived as a ‘driver-in-the-loop’ approach.

This innovation focuses on the social aspects and human experience to seamlessly deliver a suite of personalized connected services.

By making the driver an active participant within this ‘driver-in-the-loop’ feedback model, DriveSync revolutionizes the conventional connected vehicle industry. Traditionally, the connected vehicle industry focused on wireless connectivity and machine-to-machine communication or telematics. DriveSync shifts the focus toward intuitive driver interaction and the driver experience itself, transparently supported by connectivity and telematics. This shift in focus enables a broad range of new services to be delivered, tailored and adapted to the driver’s needs and interests.

Modular Implementation

The DriveSync platform consists of several loosely coupled modules with clean interfaces to enable a growing suite of available services. Key modules within the DriveSync platform are outlined below. This platforms includes a flexible approach to deliver multiple services to relevant stakeholders, and integrate with a diverse range of in-vehicle enablers and contextual data sources with open standard interfaces.

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The DriveSync® connected car platform supports many diverse deployment options, providing an agnostic approach to data collection needs. From mobile, to OBD, to hybrid and more, the DriveSync connected car platform is equipped to support the multitude of in-vehicle enabler options – for now and into the future.

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Data Collection Options

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Data Security

IMS delivers a strong IT value proposition that enables IT leaders to confidently deploy connected car services and solutions, and create new revenue streams and programs. The foundation of the IMS service platform is based on end-to-end security, integrity of collected data and information availability.

IMS Solutions Meet Strict IT Requirements for Our Customers Including:

End-to-End Security

End-to-end policy and process to ensure secure management of client data.

Data Collection Integrity

Checks and balances in place to identify anomalies and avoid data corruption.


Information Availability

High availability, load balancing and internal redundancy resulting in high levels of system uptime.

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Platform Meets Strict Customer Needs

Addresses stringent requirements for customers, governments and end users alike.


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DriveSync Connected Car Platform

DriveSync Connected Car Platform – 2015 Ingenious Award Winner

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).