Invention set to prevent 20 000 road deaths



Jaen accepted as youngest inventor by Innovation Hub


Jaen-Jacques Nell (19) invented the World First Patent Driver Behavior Monitoring to help prevent road deaths. The ex-Limpopo scholar, now University of Pretoria student says he invented smart plate to make a difference in the world and South Africa; “to stop the senseless killing on our roads that cost government R306 billion a year”.

At age 16 while his friends were playing, Jaen used his savings and with the help of his dad developed his product. “I invented Smartplate after I saw the pain and suffering my fellow school friends had to endure, after their parents got killed on the road to Limpopo”.


Jaen Jacques with Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi

Jaen-Jacques Nell is an award-winning inventor and has bagged the coveted Govtech award - recognition by national government.  He was also nominated for the Africa Innovation awards.

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