Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) is unveiling the IMS Connected Car Experience, demonstrating real-time driver coaching, driver health monitoring integrated with wearable devices, and distraction-free technology that supports smarter driver decisions.
Experts in connected car technology with a portfolio of 145 patents, IMS is showcasing a unique, real-time experience with this drivable vehicle powered by the DriveSync platform. Insight gained from wearable technology is transformed into anticipated driver behaviors. For example, sleep patterns, glucose monitoring levels, and abnormal heart rate detection are used to signal driver drowsiness and potential health risks. Before each journey, DriveSync analyzes weather and traffic information to predict expected road conditions. While driving, the DriveSync connected car platform also gives drivers personalized audible coaching when unsafe behaviors are observed, including dangerous speeding, harsh cornering, and tailgating.
Central to the DriveSync connected car platform is a comprehensive usage-based insurance (UBI) solution. This innovative offering benefits customers globally, with automotive incident detection, first notice of loss, claims management, green driving reports, and integrated roadside assistance. To deter distracted driving, DriveSync’s infotainment services enable safe access to email, text notifications, music, and social media integration, the company says.
“Seeing is believing, and IMS’ Connected Car Experience brings our vision for safer roads and smarter driving to life,” says Dr Otman Basir, CEO and president of IMS, in a release. “Our DriveSync platform delivers compelling services for drivers worldwide to experience.”
The IMS Connected Car Experience will be unveiled at the Insurance Telematics USA conference in Chicago on September 3-4, 2014.