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Zendrive and GasBuddy Partnership: Enabling Smarter Driving

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We are proud to welcome our newest partner, GasBuddy, to Zendrive! GasBuddy is the only mobile application that connects 70 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop™ — helping them find everything from the most affordable prices at the pump to the service stations with the cleanest bathrooms. “Every day GasBuddy receives more than 3 million reviews, ratings and price spots on convenience and fuel locations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia making it one of the largest crowdsourced data platforms in the world,” said Walt Doyle, CEO of GasBuddy.

Our partnership is focused on integrating the Zendrive SDK into the GasBuddy mobile app so that iOS and Android users can be better informed about their driving.  The benefits of partnering with Zendrive was apparent through GasBuddy’s due diligence:

“Of the driver analytics platforms GasBuddy evaluated, Zendrive stood out on the strength of their technology,” said Sarah McCrary, GasBuddy’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are committed to constantly providing additional value and delivering an awesome user experience to GasBuddy users, and Zendrive’s developer platform exceeded our expectations for performance, ease of integration, and shared culture of rapid innovation.”

A few members of the Zendrive team onsite with Sarah McCoy (COO) and Levi Hamilton (VP & GM, Canada) in the GasBuddy HQ office in Boston.

Under the terms of the partnership, the companies will develop new uses of Zendrive’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology and data, operating as one team to deliver value to millions of people. Zendrive’s breakthrough, AI-powered platform for safety and risk assessment analyzes billions of miles of driving data a month. Through these machine-learning algorithms, it understands and measures dangerous habits such as hard braking, fast acceleration, speeding, and distracted phone use.

For Zendrive, the partnership represents our first move beyond road safety to consumer cost savings. “We aim to empower people with actionable data and insights, so they’re equipped to make smarter choices,” said Jonathan Matus, Zendrive CEO and co-founder. GasBuddy joins Zendrive’s roster of premium consumer app partners, alongside Life360, a leader in driver protection and family safety, with tens of millions of registered users worldwide.

“Understanding driving behavior and trends has a transformative effect on how people act behind the wheel,” said Matus. “We’ve seen this in fleets, which use our analysis and insights to protect drivers and lower insurance costs. For the first time ever, these advanced AI tools will power consumer savings, allowing us to provide even more benefits to GasBuddy’s highly engaged driving community.”

Together, Zendrive and GasBuddy are bringing more information to your driving experience. We hope you’ll explore smarter driving with GasBuddy on iOS or Android and look forward to hearing from you about how to integrate Zendrive into your mobile platform!

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Zendrive’s mission is to make the world’s roads safer through data and analytics. By leveraging mobile sensor data, we deliver actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide, and provide insurers and fleets with direct line-of-sight into driving behavior and risk, with the ability to meaningfully reduce that risk along with operational costs. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive has analyzed billions of driving miles and trillions of data points.

Zendrive’s mission is to make the world’s roads safer through data and analytics. By leveraging mobile sensor data, we deliver actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide, and provide insurers and fleets with direct line-of-sight into driving behavior and risk, with the ability to meaningfully reduce that risk along with operational costs. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive has analyzed billions of driving miles and trillions of data points.