Marina Degtyareva
10 August 2016

“Smart Driving Labs” Open Office in Northern Capital

“Smart Driving Labs” has opened its office in Saint Petersburg. The office became company’s headquarters in Northwestern Federal District. New office is located in Kirov district of the Northern capital not far from famous Narva Triumphal Arch.

On top of customer support Petersburg’s office also has operations desk and installation service center. Experts of operations desk monitor all cars services by “Smart Driving Labs” 24/7 and rapidly process all emergency signals. Labs’ service center is there to install security and telematic equipment as well as carry out maintenance works.

In commenting the opening of new office Mikhail Anokhin, Executive Director, Smart Driving Labs, noted that it was planned as part of company’s development strategy because company’s telematic product “Element” is going to be expanded with security functionality which requires additional production and service facilities. Saint Petersburg is the second most significant city of Russia and center of Northwestern Federal District that is why there was no debate on where to open company’s first branch office.

Central headquarters of Smart Driving Labs is located in Moscow with over 40 employees currently working there.

Marina Degtyareva
30 September 2016

The World Goes Electric

Electric cars make up around 1% of the global motor pool. Nonetheless, many countries invest a lot of efforts to make electric cars more affordable to their citizens and to gradually stop using fuel and diesel engines. During the climate conference COP21 that was held in December 2015 a number of countries declared their plans to ban the use of vehicles on fuel and diesel by 2050. They are the UK, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Quebec and eight states of the U.S. Statistics for the year 2015 shows that the number of electric cars increased to 1.26 mln globally. This statistics is taken from the report of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Although this number is not as high as compared to that of fuel and diesel cars, it is still double of what it was in 2013 meaning that the world goes electric.

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