Sygic launches smartphone-based driver scoring SDK for fleets

Driver scoring uses five variables to calculate the score – speed, acceleration, braking, cornering, and distraction level

Fleet management, Driver behaviour, Sygic, Driver scoring, Software

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Slovakia-based GPS navigation solutions developer Sygic has unveiled a driver scoring software devlopment kit (SDK) for fleets. The system works offline and can be integrated with existing solutions, including mobile apps and fleet management, without additional hardware.

Sygic's technology uses smartphones sensors including GPS position and accelerometer. Based on this data, the algorithm analyzes the driver’s behavior behind the wheel in real time and reflects it to the driver score. Each trip is registered automatically, without the need for additional driver interaction.

Driver scoring uses five variables to calculate the score – speed, acceleration, braking, cornering, and distraction level. Each event is recorded in the route report and streamlined directly to the driver.

Jozef Klinovsky, VP for enterprise solutions, Sygic, said: “We believe, that positively motivated drivers make lesser mistakes, resulting in fewer accidents and better car longevity. Our technology gives advice to drivers at the same time they make a mistake. Additionally, the score is stored and can be later evaluated by their company to collect rewards or create monthly charts of best drivers.”

“We have worked closely with the drivers themselves and companies with fleets. What we understood is that they expect the driver scoring solution to be flexible, easy-to-integrate into other apps without any further investments into additional hardware like black boxes or other devices," added Klinovsky.

The full release of the SDK for iOS and Android is scheduled for April 2019.

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