About us

Drivec develops and provides vehicle data that increases profitability, enhances safety and reduces environmental impact for the transport industry. We have a great understanding of the unique needs of each and every one of our customers, so we create custom solutions that allow the right information to reach the right people within the company.

Drivec are specialists when it comes to reading, interpreting and processing in-vehicle data communications for various control systems. Our strength lies in the fact that we can process the data collected and use advanced computational models and algorithms to produce important, vehicle-related performance indicators and key indicators and display them to users. The company has extensive experience of engine management systems, transmission systems, servo systems, anti-lock braking (ABS) systems and electronic stability control systems.

Drivec is a privately owned company based in Helsingborg that was founded in 2004.

History

It all began back in 1998, with a contractor who was passionate about the environment and a few Coca-Cola trucks. When Klas Göthe, founder of Drivec, heard about a South African system that could reduce fuel consumption, he was all for it. The system was brought to Sweden, then adapted and installed in a number of Coca-Cola trucks.

The results were striking right from the outset, with a 20% reduction in fuel consumption. But those positive figures soon headed in the opposite direction. The basic notion of how to save fuel was incorrect, and so was the implementation. Drivers started to hear whistling sounds in their trucks when they accelerated too hard, and the system caused the throttle cable to extend automatically if they accelerated too hard. This resulted in vehicles losing power and causing a hazard on the roads.

Obviously, the drivers weren’t keen on the system and so they found ways of circumventing it. As a result, their driving had more impact on the environment than it did originally. But Klas had a clear insight – fuel consumption could indeed be reduced. But for that, a system was needed that could have a positive influence on driver behaviour.

Work on an EcoDriving solution that actually worked continued. In the end he founded Drivec in 2004, together with his son Johan Göthe, who read technology and IT at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University. Johan had in fact devised a unique way of saving fuel by computing driver behaviour and quantifying it in a manner never achieved before.

Right from the start, Drivec has been a family company with a clear guiding light – always to focus on its customers and, in particular, its users. Listening to them and understanding the challenges they face is why Drivec is even now continuing to develop vehicle information systems that increase profitability, enhance safety and reduce environmental impact.

In 2013, 50% of Drivec was acquired by IDHA Sweden AB. It was a successful sale to a strong company, where both parts found synergies in the ownership.

Our business concept

By interpreting vehicle information and making it accessible, we’re meeting the desire of society and the transport industry to increase profitability, enhance safety and reduce environmental impact.

The environment

We want to use our products and our expertise to impact positively on the environment. We want to reduce environmental impact for society as a whole by changing the transport industry’s approach to wear and tear, fuel consumption and road safety.

This is why it’s also important to limit the environmental impact of how we organise ourselves and build up our day-to-day operations. We take care to comply with laws and requirements in respect of the environment, and we’re working actively to improve our processes and procedures and select materials and components with the environment in mind.

We hope this will help to bring about a brighter, more sustainable future.