DriverNet has been named the UK winner of the European Space Agency's 2017 Satellite Navigation contest. The award recognises start ups from across the EU who are developing innovative applications using satellite technology. We received our award and £5000 prize money at a ceremony in Tallin in Estonia, also known as the Space Oscars, the highlight of the annual European Space week and are now looking forward to working with the Satellite Application Catapult as part of our winners package.
The Pitch@Palace roadshow arrived at Oldham yesterday for the final round of their annual start up competition. The room was packed with the UKs leading tech influencers, investors, corporates and media and HRH The Duke of York who were all there to see seventeen start ups pitch their businesses to get through to the finals at St James Palace later this year. DriverNet was named as one of the winners on the day and now goes through to the next bootcamp stage.
DriverNet received further validation recently when we were awarded with Innovate UK funding in the Connected Transport category. The £100,000 co funded project will support continued research and development of our app as we head towards launching our first beta trials later this year. Innovate UK is the UKs innovation agency, and has recognised 5000 plus pioneering early stage science and technology innovations that will help grow the UK economy.
Whether you're driving an HGV to a city centre convenience store, or using your own car to visit a patient, many of the challenges faced by those who drive as part of their daily duties are identical. Today we visited the NHS Innovation Agency at Alder Hey to discuss the use of DriverNet to optimise patient schedules, communications, navigation and safety for the thousands of community nurses and carers that provide care to the NHS's 1.3m domiciliary patients.
With all the numbers crunched and analysis done, initial tests showed our SmartPass site entry/exit system can fast track vehicles in or off secure sites in just seven seconds, saving on average 90 seconds delay per vehicle. This converts into savings of up to 28p per minute in driver and fuel costs and 0.23kg of C02 emissions, reducing running costs and boosting CSR. And the good news for drivers? Say goodbye to those queues above forever...
3..2..1…Lift off! As part of our Department for Transport technology innovation grant, we launched DriverNet SmartPass system this week with Kuehne and Nagel at their Trafford Park depot. Trials are now live on their Whitbread client’s customer sites and distribution centres across the UK. The trial will run throughout May before we submit our findings back to the DfT’s innovation and science team. Watch this space for the results..
Super fast supply chains
Accelerate end to end logistics processes by boosting coordination across our smart community.
Cloud based community
The cross sector solution that connects any driver to any customer or site in swifter, smarter ways.
Sustainable urban delivery
Boost CSR, control fuel costs and reduce carbon footprints of every trip made in our community.