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What can traditional business learn from Start Ups?

Interview with Philippe Moulin, CEO & Co-Founder, DriveQuant

TELL US ABOUT DRIVEQUANT AND HOW YOU ARE DISRUPTING AUTOMOTIVE.

DriveQuant develops driving data analysis services based on physical models and mathematical tools such as measuring driving safety, the environmental impact of driving, fuel consumption and tire and brake wear.

After several years of work in a French pubic Research Institute (IFPEN), we've developed a mobile-based telematics technology that makes it possible to connect any vehicle thanks to the smartphone of its driver and to create value from the data collected. This technology is an effective lever to reduce the risk of road accidents, the costs associated with vehicle use and wear, and the environmental footprint of mobility, today and on a large scale.

WHAT CAN TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES LEARN FROM START-UPS?

Since the creation of DriveQuant, we've always been working in close collaboration with large companies from various industries across Europe.

On the one hand, this is the best approach for us to build products based on their specific and actual needs, bringing the most value to those markets. On the other hand, our expertise in automotive and in crafting digital products are helping them innovate and adapt to the digitalization and new expectations from their customers.

In just 2 sentences...

...what can our audience expect from your Start-up Elevate pitch?

The audience might be well aware of the value brought to their businesses by traditional/dongle-based telematics, but with DriveQuant they might discover the power and reliability of mobile-based telematics to better address use cases where hardware is not an option, but most importantly how they can leverage this technology to offer new services to their customers. They will discover our driver-focused services integrated into engaging smartphone apps.

WHAT WILL BE THE NUMBER 1 TAKEAWAY FOR THE AUDIENCE BE?

Anyone in the industry can integrate our connected services, today, on a very large scale.

Indeed, they are made available in either API form, for businesses that already collect the data but no analysis expertise; SDKs, set of tools to integrate our services in existing mobile apps; or in the form of turnkey white-label mobile apps.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT TU-AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE?

DriveQuant is a young company, as well as the smartphone-based telematics it offers.

TU-Automotive Europe is a perfect opportunity for us to meet new industry experts, and to introduce concrete use cases based on our technology. We're still in a phase of evangelizing the market.