Honda app aims to make teens better drivers
How do you convince teens to put down their phones and focus on their driving? By giving them a smartphone app, of course.
Initially it might seem a counter-intuitive move, but by connecting the driver’s phone to the car the Honda Driver Coaching app can perform real-time analysis of steering, braking, and acceleration, and provide instructions to the driver. The app includes a program of lessons, plus safety videos to watch (obviously, not while driving).
The app can also monitor daily driving, giving a score for each trip. The focus is on safety, but by gamifying sensible driving Honda hopes to motivate young drivers to improved their skills and reduce accidents.
“We created the Honda Driver Coaching app to take meaningful action to address a critical issue – that nearly one-third of U.S. traffic fatalities involve drivers under 25 years of age,” said MJ Foxley, Safety Strategy Leader of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With schools getting out and summer driving season just around the corner, we hope our new Honda Driver Coaching app can positively influence young drivers and the safety of everyone sharing the road.”
The Honda Driver Coaching is available free from the App Store and is compatible with the Honda Civic (2019-2020) , Insight (2018-2022), Accord (2018-2020) and 2023 or newer Accord, HR-V, Honda CR-V, Pilot, and Integra.