State Farm's iOS App Grades Your Driving

State Farm has just released an iOS application called Driver Feedback. The app uses your iDevice's accelerometer and GPS to "grade" your driving.

It monitors the three driving behaviors that are the riskiest, and thus need to be tracked are hard acceleration, hard braking, and hard cornering. Since we know that iPhone is very good at tracking users, it's an obvious choice, but it would be nice to see an Android version, as well.

As you might expect, it's free in the App Store. Just to be clear, State Farm said it does not collect the trip information. Additionally, the data recorded by the app will not impact your insurance rates (particularly since you don't have to be a State Farm customer to use it).

Here are the features:
  • Record driving using your device’s accelerometer and GPS location (GPS not available on iPod touch)
  • View all alerts in a list view or overlaid on a map
  • Compare two trips against each other
  • Send trip results via email and SMS
  • Support for multiple users
Although it's designed with the end user in mind, we can see this app being used by parents, to check on the driving behaviors of their teenagers, for example. Since results can be sent by email or SMS, you don't even need to confront your teen at the end of their trips.

Watch a State Farm video on the app, below.

Via:  App Store
Tags:  Apple, iPhone, ipod touch, ios
Comments
AKwyn 3 years ago

Certainly interesting, would be interesting if they used this to encourage people under their insurance to help improve their driving by offering lower rates.

realneil 3 years ago

I can see cars with all of this shtuff built into them as a default, and them phoning home to the Cops or to your parents.

The future is now, and it's in your face Skippy!

inspector 3 years ago

I think real is right, but if this is done thats a violation of privacy :), then again since when does that stop them... lol

realneil 3 years ago

Lots of tracking technology in rental cars already. They know if you're speeding around in their cars and where you've been.

HHGrrl 3 years ago

Sounds like this app could open a whole new can of worms for the "who is the better driver" argument!

KAshley 2 years ago

thay also have so app for auto repair for all types of model.. easy to find on auto md.

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