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October 18, 2018 6:30 PM, EDT

Sygic Introduces Real-Time Driver Behavior Analysis

Sygic, a Slovakia-based mobile navigation company, has unveiled a new driver behavior algorithm designed to motivate drivers to act safer behind the wheel.

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The algorithm evaluates driving style in real time by making use of four variables: speed, acceleration, braking and cornering. It also takes distraction into account by analyzing whether the driver is touching a mobile phone during the drive. More careless drivers receive a lower score.

“What is so unique on this innovation is that we can process it in real time and provide prompt feedback to the driver to improve his style while driving to reduce dangerous behavior proactively,” Sygic CEO Martin Strigac said in a press release.

The algorithm has potential applications in various settings, such as in corporate cars or by insurance companies or truck fleets.