Drivec provides vehicle information to the transport industry that focuses on economy, the environment and safety.

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 create a positive impact 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.

Drivec translates vehicle data for all different vehicle types into understandable information for decision-making purposes. Drivec offers web-based services with a focus on economy, environment and safety in the transport industry.

Our main environmental impact is positive – our products contribute to increased knowledge about how driving style contributes to wear, fuel consumption and safety in on the roads. By working to spread this knowledge, we help to lessen environmental impact for our entire society.

It is important for us to limit the environmental impact arising from the way we organise ourselves and structure our day-to-day operations. We therefore steadfastly comply with all applicable environmental laws and requirements, we continuously improve our processes and procedures, and we choose materials and components with care for the environment. This contributes to reduced pollution and a bright future.

 

Our operations are certified as compliant with ISO 9001 and 14001.
These standards show that here at Drivec we are committed to the continuous improvement of our quality and to reducing our impact on the environment. We hope that this will contribute to a more sustainable future.

Quality policys

Drivec translates vehicle data for all different vehicle types into understandable information for decision-making purposes. Drivec offers web-based services with a focus on economy, environment and safety in the transport industry.

Sincerity and reliability

We shall be proud of the products we create. We shall be clear about what the customer is purchasing – what benefits it offers and what is required to achieve lasting results. The customer shall always feel assured that we provide accurate vehicle information and that we measure the right things. We shall be well-informed and always able to back up our claims with relevant facts and experiences. If problems arise, we shall be open and communicate what has happened, what it means, and how it has been resolved. We shall never withhold information that is of importance to the customer.

We shall uphold a high ethical standard in everything we do.

Customer focus

We shall treat the customer with respect and strive to create a sense of “us” – a partnership. Our objective is for the customer to achieve the results/goals they expect.
We look after our own business, carry out thorough quality reviews, and maintain confidentiality in our assignments. Quality involves behaviour, respect, expertise, and drive in the interest of customers. The quality our customers perceive determines whether we have provided good quality.

Innovative

We shall always be a leader in the industry, which means that we continuously improve and develop business systems, both existing and new, as well as innovative products in our market area. Everything we create shall have a strong focus on user-friendliness.

Laws and requirements

We shall always keep up to date and comply with laws, requirements and regulations applicable to our business. From customers, government agencies, industries and other stakeholders.