5 Features To Make Your Car Smart
Driver behavior is a contributing factor in over 90 percent of road crashes in the US (NHTSA, 2017). In 2016, 10,111 were killed in speeding-related and 3,450 killed in distraction-related motor vehicle crashes. Speeding is a factor in 31% of all fatal collisions. Fatal distracted-driving crashes specifically involving cell-phone use increased to 14% in 2015 from 12% in 2011 (NHTSA, 2017).
Recent studies showed that drivers gain great benefits from receiving real-time feedback. Making drivers aware of their driving, especially speeding behaviour is effective in changing behaviour (2,3).
Wavyn is the new Android mobile app that transforms your vehicle into a ‘smart’ car. Wavyn uses computer vision algorithms to monitor the road and assists you with real-time alerts. It has the following components:
1. Focus on the road
How many times do you grab or touch your phone while driving?
We often forget how important is to keep your eyes on the road. However, using the phone while driving can always wait. Wavyn gives you a powerful message and notification every time you reach and use your phone. This way, Wavyn motivates you to avoid texting, calling or navigation while driving by giving you a higher score in every ride when not touching the phone.
2. Limit your speed
Have you been speeding on highways?
Wavyn will remind you to slow down and drive safely. The application automatically provides a visual warning if you go over the speed limit. It will stay there until your speed drops below the limit. You can manually modify the speed limit and add audio warning. If you are speeding, this time will be taken out of your total safe driving time.
3. Keep the distance
Do you drive at least 2 seconds behind the vehicle in front?
Wavyn alerts you to keep a safe distance from vehicles ahead, so you will be able to avoid most major accidents.
4. Track the way you drive
How safe was your drive?
With Wavyn you will see the statistics of speeding, distractions and safe driving time from your previous trip. This information will be available to you per week, month and year. At a glance you can analyze how you drive and change it towards safer rides.
5. Earn points
Do you want to challenge yourself with good driving habits?
Only few people can claim perfection when it comes to driving behaviour behind the wheel. This isn’t just about obeying the rules of the road. It’s about your whole attitude to driving, and courtesy, safety and attention at all times. The challenge is to learn from our behaviour patterns, and seek to improve our own performance.
Wavyn will help you create good driving habits. You will earn points for driving more miles safely by keeping the speed limit, safe distance, and focus on the road.
You can also compete with others to become a brilliant safe driver.
Wavyn is currently in beta testing for Android. Follow this link to get an invite.
1.Research Note by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October, 2017( https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies)
2.Adrian B. Ellison, Michiel C.J. Bliemer, Stephen P. Greaves,Evaluating changes in driver behaviour: A risk profiling approach,Accident Analysis & Prevention,Volume 75,2015,Pages 298–309,(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457514003972)
3.Rolim, Baptista, Duarte, Farias and Pereira.Impacts of real-time feedback on driving behaviour: a case-study of bus passenger drivers.EJTIR 17(3), 2017, pp.346–359 347 (https://tinyurl.com/y8kes9wz)
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