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SmartDrive™ Completes Rapid Install with McBride Electric’s Entire Fleet of Vehicles

San Diego, CA, May 10, 2007 --( SmartDrive Systems Inc™, a global leader in driver risk management systems and services, today announced that it has completed a full fleet deployment at McBride Electric, a leading nationwide electrical contractor. SmartDrive was able to achieve a rapid installation and deployment of its industry leading safety platform to all 14 McBride locations nationwide, from Atlanta to San Diego.

McBride’s entire fleet of vehicles is now outfitted with SmartDrive. McBride’s Director of Risk Management, Julie Gasper says what sold McBride on SmartDrive is its managed web-based portal and automated professional event review service. “We are already seeing results,” says Gasper. “Our fleet chose SmartDrive over all other safety devices because of its managed solutions which include daily, scheduled reporting, email dashboard summaries and the fact that it’s completely web-based.”

SmartDrive’s service offers unique hardware and software solutions that capture onboard video events of problematic driving incidents. SmartDrive then organizes the management, professional review, and driver retraining & improvement from these incidents through a managed web-based portal service accessible anywhere/anytime by fleet managers, risk managers, safety managers, and company executives. Fleet mangers utilizing the SmartDrive system are able to predict and prevent crashes, improve overall driver effectiveness, and realize annualized risk-related savings ranging from 50% to 90%.

McBride Electric features a fleet of one-ton trucks and vans made by Chevrolet. SmartDrive interfaces with these vehicles’ OBD port to provide McBride with custom vehicle utilization data including: speed, daily mileage, hours of use, and other maintenance & usage data.

SmartDrive mitigates risk by improving driver behavior and assessing liability in collisions. By combining sight and sound, event analysis and driver remediation, SmartDrive's automated event recorder (AER) technology and associated web-based service reduces vehicle damages, workers' compensation and personal injury costs by up to 90%. For more information please go to:

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