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December 5, 2017

SmartDrive Named as a 2017 Finalist in BIG Awards for Business

SmartSense Intelligence Suite Recognized as a New Product of the Year in Top Business Awards Program

SAN DIEGO, December 5, 2017—SmartDrive Systems, a leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, today announced its SmartSense™ Intelligence Suite is a finalist in the Business Intelligence Group's BIG Awards for Business New Product of the Year category. The annual BIG Awards program was launched to reward companies, products and people that are leading their respective industries.

SmartDrive SmartSense is a new line of intelligent driver assist sensors designed to identify distracted driving at the root cause. The first sensor in the SmartSense suite, SmartSense for Distracted Driving, detects when a driver is distracted or inattentive and triggers a video recording based on driver behavior alone. The sensor uses infrared sensors to capture distraction and alerts fleet managers so they can prioritize review and risk scoring accordingly. SmartSense for Distracted Driving merges sensor, vehicle and environmental data to create a convergence of information that better equips fleets for a more autonomous-focused world.

"We are truly honored SmartSense has been recognized as a new product of the year in this year's BIG Awards for Business," said Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive. "As the industry is continuing to move toward autonomous vehicles and smart infrastructures, it is more important than ever that we tap advanced technologies to improve driver and fleet safety. SmartDrive is in a unique position to combine these sensors with our video-based solutions to provide fleet managers the most complete view of what happens in the truck and on the road."

"Our winners this year show how the level of creativity, sheer persistence and innovation drives business results," said Maria Jimenez, chief nomination officer of the Business Intelligence Group. "We are so proud of all of the winners and finalists. This is truly a special group."

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 200 million analyzed risky-driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif., and employs over 650 people worldwide.

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About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization's proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

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