À propos

Who we are?

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, mobile and backend developers, physicists and data scientists aligned on a common objective : to understand driving behaviours to improve road safety and reduce the environmental impact of mobility.

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Our mission

Over the past decade, we have witnessed radical changes in our mobility such as vehicle electrification, the end of a single model of individual ownership, the emergence of shared and green mobility, and the rise of connectivity in all modes of transport.

That revolution affects the entire mobility ecosystem and pushes companies to adapt their business model to these new realities. The insurance industry is deeply impacted by these changes with growing needs for more connectivity and data to allow for greater precision, more prevention, and additional services. It results in new products such as “pay-as-you-go” offer that are ecological and economical.

To facilitate industry transformation, DriveQuant describes and quantifies all forms of mobility to reduce its environmental impact while improving road safety.  

To reach our objective, we have developed a universal driving measurement solution based on mobile telematics. Our algorithms analyze real-time data collected by mobile sensors and calculate the environmental and safety impact of every trip.

That information is then transparently returned to drivers to make them aware of the quality of their driving and the scope for improvement. We firmly believe, and our results prove it, that a radical change is possible by empowering and coaching drivers to drive greener and reduce distraction behind the wheel. 

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Our story

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The Geco application

 

In 2014, the Geco mobile app was launched to encourage eco-driving. This unique app uses algorithms similar to those implemented for vehicle energy management. In this way, we prove that phone sensors, combined with physical algorithms, have the capacity to measure driving energy efficiency and coach drivers to reduce their environmental footprint. Our approach is validated and remains in place to this day.

The B2B project

 

From this technology base, Philippe Moulin, Olivier Grondin and Jérémy Bayle decided to extend this approach and build a platform of driving data analysis services for mobility companies. The service portfolio is extended to include road safety analysis for the connected insurance market.

The DriveQuant brand

 

Our first customers connect to our platform. We create the DriveQuant brand which translates our business and our ambition to quantify driving and transform complex data into simple, honest and actionable indicators. We become convinced that the smartphone is the perfect tool to collect massive amounts of driving data and to engage with drivers.

Creation of the company

 

The first projects are successful, the market is confirmed. On February 6, we founded DriveQuant, the first startup company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFPEN to improve the two main problems of mobility: road safety and environmental footprint. In an emerging market in France, we are becoming the pioneers of smartphone telematics.

Deployments in the insurance market

 

We are launching several insurance offers in France with APRIL Moto, Altima, MAIF. Our solution integrates iBeacon technology capable of identifying vehicles and our eco-driving and safety services are completed by an innovative solution to help drivers to reduce phone use while driving.

Release of the DriveKit SDK

 

We created the second generation of our SDK: DriveKit. This unique SDK enables players around the world to access telematics effortlessly. We launch an even more powerful version of our distraction analysis service that detects phone use while driving.  We are also deploying vehicle wear and tear analysis services.

Acceleration and alliance with FairConnect

 

The health crisis is not stopping us and we are upgrading our distraction analysis and mobility detection services. We are also developing a solution to identify car accidents based on the smartphone's inertial measurement unit. In October DriveQuant joined forces with FairConnect, the European leader in connected insurance, to accelerate its development and continue to innovate. DriveQuant has raised 5.4 M€ since its creation.

Stepping up our international development

 

Launch of a smartphone-only crash detection solution. Thanks to the partnership with FairConnect and the success of our commercial activity, we are significantly accelerating our international development. At the end of the year, our solutions were deployed in 25 countries on 4 continents. We are celebrating our 40th customer since the creation of the company. We are strengthening our teams to improve the measurement and prevention of accident risk for the insurance industry.

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Our culture

Innovation

Innovation

We are passionate engineers committed to making a difference in mobility. We use our scientific knowledge to innovate, create value and impact society. We define ourselves as experts in measuring mobility and its environmental impact. 

Simplicity

Action

Working at DriveQuant is first and foremost a personal commitment to making a difference, defending a greener mobility and improving road safety. On a more personal level, it is a commitment to give the best of yourself every day. 

Results-oriented

Operational excellence

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We partner with our clients to help them ensure the success of their projects. 

Transparency

Transparency

  • Customers: We believe that our customers must understand the fundamentals of our technology. For this reason, we have open-sourced our demo application and graphical libraries on GitHub. Plus, all the data we collect and analyze is shared with our customers only.  

  • Users: We want our end-users to understand the scores they received and their room for improvement.  

  • HR: Our management is also transparent. We organize regular meetings with the Team to keep it informed of the financial health of the company. We also frequently exchange  with members of the Team on the quality of their work and their evolution at DriveQuant.

Ethic

Ethic

Launched in 2017, our solution has been designed according to the principles of data privacy by design and is 100% compliant with the GDPR. We are fully transparent about the data we collect and how we use it. Plus, we made the choice to base our entire cloud infrastructure in Europe (at OVH) to strengthen the trust between us, our customers and users. We put trust at the heart of our relationship with our end users and our success depends on it. We are therefore very keen to preserve it.