GasBuddy & Zendrive Focus on Creating Value for Motorists

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GasBuddy & Zendrive Focus on Creating Value for Motorists

08/18/2017

SAN FRANCISCO and BOSTON — GasBuddy is partnering with mobile driver analytics platform Zendrive to help millions of drivers and forge the future of mobility on the road, according to the companies. The deal targets more than 200 million U.S. drivers who visit gas stations and convenience stores.

Using Zendrive's mobile technology, GasBuddy plans to help consumers make smarter decisions and cut costs on various necessities while on the road, based on real-world driving behaviors. Zendrive's platform has analyzed more than 15 billion miles and millions of drivers, and understands dangerous habits such as hard braking, fast acceleration, speeding and more.

Under the terms of the partnership, GasBuddy and Zendrive will develop additional strategic uses of Zendrive's AI technology and data for large-scale solutions that deliver new levels of safety and cost savings for the driving public.

"Understanding driving behavior and trends has a transformative effect on how people act behind the wheel," said Jonathan Matus, CEO and co-founder of Zendrive. "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."

The partnership represents Zendrive's first move from road safety into consumer cost savings.

"We're exploring various ways to bring more value to the driving public," Matus said. "We aim to empower people with actionable data and insights, so they're equipped to make smarter choices." 

The deal reflects GasBuddy's commitment to helping drivers save money as well as to exploring advanced technologies that can unlock even more powerful value for drivers, according to the company.

"Of the driver analytics platforms GasBuddy evaluated, Zendrive stood out on the strength of their technology," said Sarah McCrary, chief operating officer at GasBuddy. "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."

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