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Smartphones as driver behavior probes

2012-08-17 16:28:47.203357+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

UK Insurer Aviva is using smartphone apps to measure driver behavior. The Aviva RateMyDrive app runs on Android.

What happens if I forget to record a journey?

We don't expect you to remember to turn on the app for each journey. However, you will need to complete 200 miles before you are able to get driver feedback and your RateMyDrive quote.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-18 22:12:23.333074+00 by: ebradway

Given that they are a UK insurer, I wouldn't want to try the app here. It would freak out as soon as you pulled onto the "wrong" side of the road!

#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-17 16:48:37.795216+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, the ability to conditionally sample seems kinda weird, but maybe they've got numbers which suggest some things don't change on a driver. If you can submit partial samples, I wonder if you can get your exceptionally safe friend to drive...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-17 16:40:11.757055+00 by: meuon

So if I turn it one when I am in my truck... (big and slow, usually polite) and not in the Mini Cooper, (Wwwweeeee . I love corners!) I get a better rate?

Driving style for me is situational.