Clever Devices designs innovative technology solutions for all modes of public transportation, including fixed-route, bus rapid transit, paratransit and rail.  Our solutions enhance mobility and help meet the public transportation challenges of communities around the world.  We deliver scalable and modular Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), providing benefits to transit system operators and the riding public.

Clever Devices’ technologies advance the abilities of transit agencies to monitor and control their fleets, reduce fuel consumption, lower emissions and increase safety and security. Our solutions also improve accessibility for riders and contribute to the economic and environmental sustainability of the transit systems and the communities they serve.

Incorporated in 1988, Clever Devices is a privately-held corporation focused solely on the transit industry. Private ownership enables us to respond quickly to the needs of our clients and to changing market conditions. We are pleased to serve as trusted advisors to our clients, and we work hard to achieve long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

Clever Devices’ commitment to innovation has resulted in a number of significant achievements, awards and industry firsts, including:

  • 2013 - LISTnet winner for CleverCAD, our computer-aided dispatch/AVL solution
  • 2012 - LISTnet winner for Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM®), our vehicle health monitoring solution
  • 2011 - First VoIP-based voice communications deployed at a transit system in the United States
  • 2010 - Chicago Innovation Award for our BusTime® real-time passenger information system
  • 2003 - First Automatic Passenger Counting system certified for National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting
  • 1999 - First Automatic Vehicle Health Monitoring system installed on a public transit vehicle in the United States
  • 1998 - Helen Keller Award of Appreciation for commitment to the Americans for Disabilities Act
  • 1998 - New York City Transit, Department of Buses - Innovative Technology Supplier of the Year
  • 1997 -  First automatic voice announcement system installed on a public transit vehicle in the United States


Clever Devices solutions are designed not only to meet the needs of today’s complex transit systems but to take advantage of emerging technologies that allow expansion to meet future challenges without the need for costly upgrades.

Our clients benefit directly from our substantial and continued investment in next-generation products and advanced functionality.  Our commitment to R&D ensures that our clients receive the benefits, as well as additional revenue opportunities, made available by the most up-to-date technologies.   In addition, we develop custom-engineered solutions that not only meet the unique, individual challenges our clients face today, but provide the building blocks to meet the challenges of tomorrow.