Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a connected car company based in Waterloo, Ont., announced today that it is expanding operations within Europe. Known for developing the intelligent connected car platform, DriveSync, IMS' increased investment in Europe demonstrates its commitment to building on its success in North America.

"As IMS expands globally, our versatile connected car platform enables organizations to create unique programs that converge telematics with connected car services," said Dr. Otman Basir, CEO of IMS. "European personal and commercial lines insurers and automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can adopt the DriveSync platform to build differentiated and segmented programs and services using our complete, end-to-end solution. All vehicles manufactured within the European Union since 2004 are mandated to have a European On-Board Diagnostics (EOBD) port, which the DriveSync plug-and-play platform leverages," confirmed Steve Coffey, Head of European Operations for IMS.

IMS' award-winning DriveSync connected car platform is both scalable and cost-effective, providing automotive technology solutions that are enabled from the cloud. This unique offering provides access to driver-centric connected car services (vehicle health, road-side assistance and driver coaching), while supporting a viable stream of automotive industry solutions (usage-based insurance, fleet management, road tolling and more). Founded in 1999, IMS has developed a portfolio of more than 145 connected car patents and patents-pending across a diverse range of technologies worldwide, with operations in: North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

European automotive insurers and automotive OEMs are invited to meet with Steve Coffey, Head of European Operations for IMS at the Insurance Telematics Europe conference on May 6-7, 2014.

To learn more about the DriveSync connected car platform, visit

About Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

IMS is a leader in connected car technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and greener. The unique approach of converging in-car infotainment, automotive telematics and data intelligence has resulted in an impressive range of solutions. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS technology revolutionizes industries. For more information, visit