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And the winner of Hack The Drive’s best safety technology is…

The applications of our driver safety data technology are endless. That’s why we’re excited to announce the winner of $10,000 in Zendrive credits at the BMW Hack The Drive hackathon: RoadAware! They used Zendrive scores and BMW car data to create a ranking system of safe drivers, allowing drivers to compete with friends on safe driving and to receive tips on how to improve driving habits. Congratulations, team!

RoadAware describes their app and its use in driver safety:

“RoadAware is an iOS App for the daily commuter who want to become a more efficient driver.

We are proud of the fact that we were able to combine data from the BMW i3 and smartphone sensors into a sleek looking app that provides you a score on the following four criteria: Focus, Control, [Caution] & Efficiency.

We plan to build a community of efficient drivers who not only make the roads much safer but also keep the environment clean.”

Here’s a look at their iOS app:

Other noteworthy hacks using the Zendrive SDK included:

Amy, an intelligent personal assistant that uses car and mobile sensor data to forecast your car spending by correlating a poor Zendrive score with future low value of the car, sending you SMS and phone call alerts when your score goes below a certain threshold.

We Ride, a family app that helps parents keep track of their kids’ driving habits and encourages safe driving behavior. Here’s a peek at what the WeRide team came up with, using our unique speeding detection capabilities and Caution, Focus, and Control scores:

These innovative uses of Zendrive’s product capabilities are just a few examples of the impressive results of this weekend’s hackathon. Over 200 developers attended the event that took place from January 9-11, where they competed to win an all-electric BMW i3 and cash prizes by coming up with creative solutions to use data for the connected car. The grand prize winner of the BMW i3 was an optimization system for electric car charging stations.

Our team was at the hackathon to demonstrate Zendrive’s driver-centric analytics capabilities, giving out $10,000 in service credits to the developers who came up with the best app using our SDK. 50 teams competed, 10 finalists presented their work to judges from BMW and partner companies, and several teams used our SDK, with positive feedback on its ease of integration and the possibilities of quantifying driving behavior.

We’re thrilled by these innovations using Zendrive technology to further driver safety in new ways, and look forward to further advancements in the safety and efficiency of the connected car.

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Zendrive’s mission is to make the world’s roads safer through data and analytics. By leveraging mobile sensor data, we deliver actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide, and provide insurers and fleets with direct line-of-sight into driving behavior and risk, with the ability to meaningfully reduce that risk along with operational costs. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive has analyzed billions of driving miles and trillions of data points.

Zendrive’s mission is to make the world’s roads safer through data and analytics. By leveraging mobile sensor data, we deliver actionable insights that improve safety for passengers and drivers worldwide, and provide insurers and fleets with direct line-of-sight into driving behavior and risk, with the ability to meaningfully reduce that risk along with operational costs. Launched in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Zendrive has analyzed billions of driving miles and trillions of data points.