Telefonica, Helvetia launch safe driving app

Thursday 7 July 2016 | 16:04 CET | News
Telefonica has teamed up with the Spanish subsidiary of Swiss insurance company Helvetia to launch a new mobile app, called Helvetia Good Driver, that uses smartphone sensors to improve the habits of drivers. The app, developed by the Telefonica I+D research unit, examines driving behaviour in real time, above all braking habits, acceleration speed and distractions due to mobile use. Drivers are awarded points depending on their performance and the app also gives tips on how to drive more safely and efficiently.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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