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State Farm recently released their Driver Feedback app so you can accurately assess just how reckless of a driver you are. Now you will know if the screams of your...
05-01-2011, 06:04 PM #1
Are You A Safe Driver?
State Farm recently released their Driver Feedback app so you can accurately assess just how reckless of a driver you are. Now you will know if the screams of your passengers are warranted.
The app, downloadable for free via the App Store, uses the iPhones accelerometer to assess the driver's speed, braking, and cornering. You simply start the app before driving, have it in your possession somewhere in the car, and the app gives a rating for each of the aforementioned categories. You can even share your scores with friends.
Sharing you are not with State Farm (Yoda Reference, thought that was obvious...). They claim they aren't collecting any of the data or scores provided by the app. This means you can drive recklessly and avoid an adjustment to your insurance rates.
The app allows drivers to see "hotspots" where their driving was unsafe. Drivers can compare two trips against each other as well. The app provides helpful tips too like: you are supposed to avoid the children in the crosswalk signs. And here I thoughtI was competing for a high schore every time.
The app, in my few times using it, seems to provide a fairly accurate representation of your driving habits. However, I don't see safe driving scores becoming the braggarts new ammo.
Sources: State Farm
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-01-2011 at 08:18 PM.
05-01-2011, 06:11 PM #2
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05-01-2011, 06:13 PM #3
The app sounds pretty cool. I will give it a try this week.
05-01-2011, 06:18 PM #4
05-01-2011, 06:31 PM #5
Sounds like a cool app. Can you give articles a quick proof read before publishing?
05-01-2011, 06:32 PM #6
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05-01-2011, 06:32 PM #7
People make mistakes ok? Thanks
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05-01-2011, 06:36 PM #8
Hmmm I don't know why would they make this app if there not getting anything out of it? I think they might be keeping track of how you drive so if anything ever happens (which god forbid nothing does) they would bring up your info noticed you downloaded there app look at your driving scores and be like yup it was his fault so we can't cover his full claim only a small percent of it.
Any who I don't have state farm so I could careless about this app.
05-01-2011, 06:38 PM #9
Honest to god what are the standards of becoming a writer here now...? PLEASE check what you write before publishing it.
On another note, this app seems interesting.
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05-01-2011, 06:41 PM #10
Don't think I'd trust it. More than 5% of Android apps send user information and contact info without the users knowledge. Not sure what it's at for the iPhone but unless you really read the TOS agreement and know for a fact that it's not collecting any information, I'd avoid it. Just because you don't have State Farm doesn't mean they wouldn't share the information with others or save it for future use if you did switch to them at some point.
05-01-2011, 06:41 PM #11
What it actually monitors is how many texts you send and calls you take while you're driving.
05-01-2011, 06:42 PM #12
haha my friend showed me this and now were having competitions to see who can get the worst score
05-01-2011, 06:56 PM #13
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05-01-2011, 07:56 PM #15
I don't have State Farm but you can be damn sure I'm going to download this and have it turned on during my next visit to autocross or willow springs/buttonwillow.
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05-01-2011, 08:04 PM #17
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05-01-2011, 08:04 PM #18
I think he knows what he's saying lol.
05-01-2011, 08:09 PM #19
05-01-2011, 08:20 PM #20
I think this is what he meant about the bad english part of the article. Mind you this is pre-edit. The internet has ways of preserving mistakes though
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