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Ed Rochfort Brings Successful UBI Track Record to IMS as Chief Product Officer

IMS changes also include brand extension across Trak Global Group’s worldwide insurance and mobility B2B divisions, and the launch of a Boston satellite office.

Boston, MA — February 11, 2020-


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IMS Opens New Office in Waterloo, Ontario to Fuel Global Growth

IMS Increasing Waterloo-based Workforce Effective Immediately.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  — January 27, 2020 -

IMS, a Trak Global Group company and a global leader in insurance telematics and...

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IMS Brings Carrot UBI Platform to North American Insurers

Approach focused on engagement and reward already proven to deliver increased customer participation, better insurance outcomes, and safer drivers.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Boston, MA — January...

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IMS Demonstrates Insurance Telematics First: 42% Crash Reduction and 7% Combined Ratio Improvement Using Carrot Insurance


Waterloo, ON, Canada– OCTOBER 8, 2019 - IMS, the insurance telematics technology arm of Trak Global Group (TGG) is now positioned to offer North American and European insurers unprecedented access...

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Carrot Insurance wins ‘Best Customer App’ at Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards


Carrot Insurance, part of Trak Global Group, has won the ‘Best Customer App’ at the Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards in recognition of its Better Driver app. The judges highlighted...

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Leon Hurst appointed CEO, Mobility at Trak Global Group


 London, United Kingdom and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – September 25, 2019

Leon Hurst has joined Trak Global Group (TGG) to spearhead the Group’s international growth plans in the automotive and...

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Nino Tarantino Joins Trak Global Group as CEO of IMS – Americas

Insurance Telematics Leader to Grow Americas Presence

 London, United Kingdom and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – September 16, 2019

Trak Global Group [‘TGG’], one of the world’s leading telematics...

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IMS owner Trak Global Group completes significant minority investment from Three Hills Capital Partners

  • New growth capital investment of over $50m USD will accelerate the development of new products and services via IMS’ DriveSync 6 platform, benefitting the Group’s clients across insurance, mobility,...
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Developing a Smartphone App to Help Learner Drivers

I’m Andrew Brown-Allan, and I’m the Group Marketing Director at Trak Global Group, a UK company that uses telematics technology to help make the roads safer.

One of our co-founders, Kamran...

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Video Interview: Andrew Brown-Allan, Marketing Director of Carrot and Trak Global Group, explains the firm’s North American acquisition of IMS and what’s next.

Trak Global Group Marketing Director Andrew Brown-Allan spoke to Insurance Business Magazine about the acquisition of IMS, expansion into North America and the role of the Carrot Insurance brand.


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British telematics leader Trak Global Group acquires North America’s leading insurance telematics business, IMS

Trak Global Group (TGG), a British telematics company that provides the technology for almost 25% of usage-based insurance policies in the UK, is to acquire Canada’s Intelligent Mechatronic Systems...

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IMS featured in Visiongain - Top 100 Connected Cars Companies to Watch Report as the $36.4bn connected car market is expected to flourish in the next few years.

LONDON, November 12, 2018 – PRNewswire

100 Connected Car Companies to Watch - Analysis of Leading Suppliers & OEMs Involved in Tethered, Integrated & Embedded Solutions, In-Vehicle Technologies...

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NJM Insurance Group Selects IMS for Smartphone-based Insurance Telematics Program

NJM also using IMS‘ platform scoring models for new mobile insurance program.

Waterloo, ON, August 28, 2018 — Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car services and analytics...

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Four Providers of Canadian Public Safety Solutions Named as IDC Innovators

TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2018 — International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today published an IDC Innovators report identifying four key emerging technology vendors in the Canadian public safety...

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IMS Named One of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2 Consecutive Years


The ‘Holy Grail’ of employers: Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2018 are announced

TORONTO, April 13, 2018 – For many Canadians, working at a smaller employer means...

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55 Chosen as Winners in Annual BIG Innovation Awards

Source: Communitech News

PHILADELPHIA, PA—February 7, 2018—Today, the Business Intelligence Group named 34 companies as leaders and winners of the 2018 BIG Innovation Awards. This annual business...

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IMS Named a Top Employer in Waterloo Region

IMS has been selected as a 2018 Top Employer in Waterloo Region by Canada’s Top 100 Employer Competition

Waterloo, ON, November 27, 2017 –Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected...

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Washington’s First Road Usage Charge Project Awarded to IMS with Partner A-to-Be

Project offers participants IMS’ DriveSync® connected car services with billing provided by A-to-Be

Waterloo, ONTARIO, October 31, 2017 –Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) a leading connected car...

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IMS Announces the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Commercial Insurance Telematics Solution with Fleet Management Capabilities

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, September 6, 2017

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a leading connected car and insurance telematics solution provider, has announced an insurance telematics offering...

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IMS Introduces SDK to Simplify Delivery of Insurance Telematics and Connected Car Programs

IMS SDK is already in use by insurers in North America and Europe.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, September 5 2017

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a leading connected car and insurance telematics...

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Amica Mutual Insurance Co. Selects IMS to Power On-Demand Auto Insurance Telematics Program

Consumer Interest for On-Demand Digital Insurance Provides Significant Opportunities for Insurers

Waterloo, ON, July 17, 2017 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car and ...

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IMS Named One of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers


Waterloo, ON, April 25, 2017 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading global connected car and telematics solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada’s...

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IMS IoT Platform Delivers the Connected Life

IMS’ DriveSync platform enables the Internet of Things (IoT) to offer connected car, home and lifestyle services to users.

Chicago, Illinois – September 2, 2015 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems...

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ODOT certifies emovis to manage accounts and provide new services to OReGO drivers

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program, OReGO, has added new options and services for drivers by welcoming emovis as a commercial account provider. The company is now fully...

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IMS Wins Most Awards in Aite Group’s Auto Insurance Telematics Report

IMS recognized in four major categories in Aite Group’s Insurance Telematics Vendor Awards Waterloo, ON, December 13, 2016 – Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm, released an industry...
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Guidewire Software Announces IMS as New Solution Alliance Partner

IMS delivers Ready for Guidewire accelerator for UBI

WATERLOO, Ontario, Canada and FOSTER CITY, California, September 8, 2016 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a leading connected car...

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IMS and Nationwide to Deliver Joint Workshop Panel at Connected Car Insurance USA 2016

Join IMS with customer Nationwide in a candid discussion about insurance telematics partnership success and market leadership best practices.

Waterloo, ON, September 1, 2016 – Intelligent Mechatronic...

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IMS Granted European Patent for Mobile-Based Telematics and Connected Car Services

IMS’ Comprehensive Portfolio of 196 Patents and Patents Pending Includes Intellectual Property Covering Recording and Reporting of Driving Characteristics using Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices.


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Allianz Deutschland Partners with IMS as Technology Provider for BonusDrive

Allianz Deutschland selects IMS’ Mobile UBI technology, powered by DriveSync 5


Waterloo, ON, April 27, 2016 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car and usage based ...

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IMS Announces Major Upgrade to the DriveSync Connected Car Platform

DriveSync 5 introduces key innovations to give insurers more differentiation, more engagement and more value.

April 19, 2016 Waterloo, ON – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS), a leader in...

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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, Ontario – November 18, 2015 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has...

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IMS Launches New Business Center with Comprehensive Analytics and Reporting

IMS and Pentaho partner to help auto insurers unlock a wealth of insights by blending usage-based insurance (UBI) data and customer information

Waterloo, ON – Wednesday, September 1, 2015...

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Verisk Insurance Solutions Announces Strategic Alliance with IMS

Global insurance analytics leader aligns with award-winning DriveSync connected-car technology provider


JERSEY CITY, N.J., and WATERLOO, Ontario, June 18, 2015 — Verisk Insurance Solutions, a...

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North America’s first road usage charge program begins in the state of Oregon in collaboration with IMS and Sanef ITS

Powered by IMS’ DriveSync connected car platform with Sanef ITS road charging infrastructure


Waterloo, ONTARIO, March 4, 2015 – Sanef ITS, the operator of intelligent transportation solutions, and...

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The Co-operators and IMS: Canada’s First UBI Partnership Case Study Presentation at Insurance Telematics Canada

TU-Automotive has recently announced that Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) and The Co-operators will present an insurance telematics case study at the Insurance Telematics Canada 2015 Conference...

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IMS Announces Preferred Provider Relationship

IMS’ connected car platform with Towers Watson’s industry expertise is a win-win for insurers adopting usage-based insurance


WATERLOO, ONTARIO, OCTOBER 7, 2014 — Intelligent Mechatronic Systems...

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Are you a safe driver? IMS’ car can tell you.

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has built a connected car experience focused on safer, smarter and greener driving.

CHICAGO, September 2, 2014 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is...

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View from the ‘Loo: IMS leads way to safer, smarter, greener driving By Anthony Reinhart

If you threw out the term “connected car” back in 1999, blank stares are most often what you’d get back.

These days, everyone’s talking about the rapidly expanding world of connected devices – known...

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IMS Opens DriveSync Platform for Next Generation of Connected Car Services

IMS provides a solution addressing the fragmented connected car ecosystem with an open cloud based platform to improve driver experiences.

DETROIT, June 4, 2014, /CNW/ – Telematics Detroit Conference

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IMS Increases Investment in European Market with DriveSync Connected Car Platform

IMS’ Connected Car Technology Available to European Personal and Commercial Lines Insurers and Automotive OEMs

LONDON – May 6, 2014 – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a connected car company,...

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IMS Recognized in “Top 20 Most Promising Automotive Tech Solution Providers” by CIO Review

IMS is a leading connected car company based in Waterloo, Ontario known for developing the intelligent connected car platform, DriveSync®.

“We are pleased to recognize IMS as part of our Top 20 most...

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Sprint Teams with IMS to Offer Premium Turnkey Insurance Telematics Solution

IMS UBI Intelligence powered by DriveSync® an industry-leading solution with end-to-end benefits.


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and WATERLOO, Ontario – March 5, 2014

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that IMS...

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IMS Recognized As Global Telematics Leader

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, Inc. (IMS) has been named a global telematics service provider (TSP) leader for insurance telematics (also known as Usage-Based Insurance, or UBI). Research firm ...
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IMS Introduces Innovative Next Generation Fleet Solution

Provides Extended UBI Solution for Commercial Line Insurers via IMS Connected Car™ PlatformInsurance Telematics USA 2013, Chicago — September 4, 2013Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading...
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BEST Funds invested CAD 4 million in Intelligent Mechatronic Systems R&D

BEST Funds, a venture capital firm based in Toronto, invested CAD 4 million in Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS). Based in Waterloo, Ontario, IMS is business focused on solutions for vehicle...
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Insurance Telematics USA 2013

IMS will be in attendance at the Insurance Telematics USA 2013 Conference in Chicago, September 4 and 5, 2013. As the largest show in the insurance telematics industry, IT USA hosts a who’s who of...

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IMS DriveSync® Solution Introduces New, Innovative Connected Car Technology

New Technology Platform Enables OEMs, Dealers and Insurers to Build Strong Relationships with DriversIntelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading Connected Car company, today unveiled its next...
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IMS Awarded as Top Employer by University of Waterloo

The recognition reflects IMS’ commitment to Co-op program and support of the Waterloo Region technology community.Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leader in Connected Car™ solutions, was...
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IMS and ViaSat forge technology partnership

M2M Technology Leaders Join Forces for Global Coverage


Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – IMS is pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Viasat S.p.A., an Italian technology leader...

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IMS to attend Auto Insurance Report National Conference 2013 (AIR 2013)

Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is pleased to announce it will attend Risk Information’s Auto Insurance Report National Conference 2013 (AIR 2013). The event will host a veritable ‘who’s who’...

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Insurance Canada Technology Conference welcomes IMS as Gold Sponsor

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is pleased to confirm attendance as a Gold Sponsor at the Insurance Canada Technology Conference (ICTC) at the Sheraton Centre...
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Road Charging Authority Selects Innovative IMS Platform

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada — Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) has been selected for an innovative road charging program in the United States. The Oregon Department of Transportation has chosen...
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IMS Fall Food and Fundraising Campaign Benefits Local Charity

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – As we swing into the holiday season, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is pleased to report the conclusion of a successful Fall Food and Fundraising Campaign to...
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IMS announces expansion of U.S. operations

New U.S. flagship office ideally located for clients and business partnersWaterloo, Ontario, Canada – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) announced today that it has increased its U.S. presence...
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Custom M2M Analytics Give Drivers and Insurers Unprecedented Levels of Intelligence

IMS redefines end-to-end UBI solutions with choice of three data analytics partners WATERLOO, Ontario –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adding to their already robust, end-to-end usage-based insurance (UBI) programs,...
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IMS M2M Hardware Innovation Provides Universal Vehicle Coverage, Rich Intelligence

Revolutionary IMS DriveSync device expands company’s impressive hardware portfolio Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is pleased to announce the launch of its most...
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New Portfolio of IMS Mobile UBI Solutions Gives Insurers Choices for Program Success

Introducing new IMS Mobile UBI Solutions WATERLOO, Ontario –(BUSINESS WIRE) –Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) announced a new portfolio of mobile solutions for usage-based insurance (UBI)...
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Teen drivers safety improves with new Young Drivers Intelligence program

A new, wireless Young Drivers Program being launched in three states is set to improve teen driving safety and save lives. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a growing leader in connected car...

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Insurance Telematics 2012 Conference panel discussion details released

Hot on the heels of announcing exhibition and sponsorship at the upcoming Insurance Telematics USA 2012 Conference in Chicago September 5-6, IMS has released an outline of the topics that will be...

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IMS to sponsor and exhibit at Insurance Telematics USA 2012 Conference

IMS is pleased to announce that it will be a workshop sponsor at the Insurance Telematics USA 2012 Conference to be held in Chicago from September 5-6, 2012. The largest and most influential show in...
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Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and India to intelligent transportation industry

An important agreement was reached between Canada and India at the 15th Annual Conference and General Meeting of Intelligent Transportations Systems Society of Canada (ITS), held in Quebec City this...

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IMS hosts government officials in support of EU free trade

IMS was honored to host high-ranking government officials and business leaders to promote the idea of a free trade deal with the European Union. The event, which saw both the Leader of Government in...

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