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Lightfoot’s ‘Fitbit for cars and vans’ shortlisted for Design in Innovation Award

Dan Regan, head of engagement for Lightfoot and Dr Ruth McKernan, chief executive for Innovate UK.

Lightfoot has announced that its in-vehicle fleet driver improvement technology has been shortlisted for a 2017 Design in Innovation Award.

Judged by an expert panel which included Innovate UK chief executive Dr. Ruth McKernan, Lightfoot was selected as one of just eight businesses to make it through to the finals from a field of over 70 contenders.

Its in-vehicle fleet driver improvement technology was of particular interest to the judges, who described it as the “Fitbit for cars and vans”, has been used to “transform the way individuals drive”.

Lightfoot claims that fleets using its technology typically cut fuel costs by 15-20%, CO₂ emissions by 10-20%, nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions by 20% and particulates by 15%.  Fleets are also experiencing reductions in accidents of up to 60%.

McKernan said: “Innovate 2017 is an ideal platform for Lightfoot to showcase their game-changing innovation to national and international businesses and investors. 

“I congratulate Lightfoot on their success in making it down to the last eight in the 2017 Design Innovation Awards.  This is a major achievement and they are an excellent example of the strength of UK innovation.”

Lightfoot’s head of engagement at Exeter Dan Regan said: “Making it to the finals of the 2017 Design in Innovation Awards is a huge honour. 

“It further endorses our work to help businesses, individuals and local authorities tackle pollution on the roads, providing a practical and deliverable solution here and now.”

Pictured: (L) Dan Regan, head of engagement for Lightfoot and Dr Ruth McKernan, chief executive for Innovate UK.  

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