SAN DIEGO - SmartDrive Systems, a leader in fleet safety and operational efficiency, announced that it has been named a 2012 Laureate in IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program. The annual awards program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

SmartDrive was recognized for its innovative fleet safety solutions that improve driver performance, helping to lower fuel consumption, decrease harmful emissions, reduce collisions, and save lives.

 “We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012”

“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

“We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012,” said SmartDrive President Jason Palmer. “The SmartDrive Safety solution is helping make drivers better and our roadways safer – proving that technology does indeed have a positive and lasting impact on how we live. We share this award with our valued customers and the thousands of professional drivers whose commitment to safety benefits us all.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.