Initially borne as the 'Hi Ho Doorbell Company' in Port Washington, NY, focused on creating the sound effects and voiceovers for machines used in the gaming industry, the business grew its audio offerings to become more focused on the transit industry, later evolving into Clever Devices.
Since 1988, we've been developing state-of-the-art hardware and software for transit, including fixed-route buses, rapid-transit BRT systems, paratransit vehicles, and trains. In 1990, the establishment of the American with Disabilities Act was the catalyst behind Clever Devices' development of automated voice announcements, which provided drivers the ability to deliver audible announcements to passengers onboard and those waiting at bus stops. Since then, we have exponentially grown into an enterprise with 300+ employees dedicated to developing and maintaining technology that supports public transit systems and surrounding communities. Our technology updates riders with real-time information and simultaneously improves service and vehicle reliability, environmental sustainability, operational efficiencies, and safety and accessibility for passengers and operators alike.
Today, one out of three transit buses in North America utilized Clever Devices technology. We have partnered with over 250 transit systems, including four out of five of the largest agencies in North America. Additionally, we have regional offices throughout the United States as well as international locations in Canada and Brazil.
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TRANSIT 101 -Public transportation is a $61 billion industry that employs around 400,000 people.
-Americans living in areas served by public transportation save 865 million hours in travel time and 450 million gallons of fuel annually in congestion reduction alone.
-Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.
-Public transportation's overall effects save the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
-One person with a 20-mile roundtrip commute who switches from driving a vehicle to taking public transit can reduce his/her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds - more than 4,800 pounds in one year.