DriveSafe is an app that monitors, scores and alerts your driving. By simply placing it in your windshield, DriveSafe processes the phone accelerometers, GPS and rear-camera to produce a complete driver evaluation and behaviour profile that can be checked either on real-time during the trip or reviewed with detail when the route has ended.
This app evaluates the phone accelerometers to detect brusqueness in your vehicle's motion, processes the position in lane and the lane changes, the maximum allowed speed and number of lanes of the road(provided by OpenStreetMap), and detects the ahead vehicles and the distance/time kept to them. This allows DriveSafe to score each trip according to 7 manoeuvres: accelerations, brakings, turnings, lane-weaving, lane-drifting, overspeeding and car-following. It also rates each trip within 3 behaviour models: normal, drowsy and aggressive.
An augmented reality interface allows you to enhance the trip experience and improve your driving by obtaining feedback of your behaviour. You can also disable augmented reality by switching to an interface that shows you any of the scores and the behaviour ratios on real-time. All the information is also available to the user after the trip has ended, including map views with the info, location and risk of the different performed manoeuvres, together with automatically recorded videos of the dangerous ones.
DriveSafe also produces a series of alerts during driving (sounds and interface signs) which otherwise would be only available in premium vehicles: sudden inertial events (accelerations, brakings turnings), lane changes (normal or irregular), prolonged zig-zag behaviour, overspeeding, and close car-following (tailgating).
Our app works with any vehicle and in adverse weather conditions like severe raining, or at night (vehicle detection performance might be reduced with lack of light). Additionally, our app is privacy-friendly and it only uses the rear camera (aiming the road) to analyse the route, without taking any image from the front camera that aims the interior of the vehicle.
**Version 2.02 corrects some bugs related to saving the trips.
**Version 2.01 limits iOS version to 8.0 or posterior as it is not compatible with previous iOS versions.
Version 2.0 restructures completely DriveSafe by adding several new features and profiling the driving according to new indicators and behaviour models. DriveSafe now detects ahead vehicles and your distance/time to them by using an exclusive algorithm based on the rear camera. DriveSafe now also connects to road information maps (OpenStreetMap) to obtain the maximum allowed speed and lanes of the road. Based on this, the driving evaluation has been remodelled. The app now scores the driver according to 7 types of manoeuvres: accelerations, brakings, turnings, lane-drifting, lane-weaving, overspeeding and car-following. It also rates the route in three behaviours: normal, drowsy and aggressive. A new alternative in-route interface has been added for those who prefer to disable augmented reality. It allows to show on real-time any of the 7 scores or its average, together with the behaviour ratios, in a time-window of the last minute or the total since the route started. Any time you can also review the scores and ratios of any trip, together with the maps of the dangerous events (accelerations, brakings, turnings, zig-zags, irregular lane changes, overspeeding sections and dangerous car-followings).
*Version 2.0 and onwards also fixes calibration bugs given in first version of DriveSafe
Ratings and Reviews
Does not work
Will not even open on my iPhone 6s+
Good app still need some corrections
Hard to find ( too many similar names) but good application. Only works above 30 mph for some reason. Which is a real drag since this is when you need it, in stop and go traffic. Also, as with many apps of this type it not as sensitive at night. Only real problem for me is it often tells me I'm switching lanes even when driving straight ahead. If a new revision comes out may with these these and other corrections may become a great app.
It would be a useful app if it would calibrate but it will not and the directions are not clear at all.
- Vision Safety Technologies, Socieda Limitada
- 15.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Robesafe Research Group - UAH
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.