Breathe Easier Knowing Your Teen Is a Safer Driver

Coming August 1, 2022
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3 Easy Steps to Make Your
Teen a Safer Driver

Step 1 safer driver
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Download the DriverZ Virtual Coach App and invite your teen driver to join.
Step 2 safer driver
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After each trip your teen driver gets training tips to develop advanced defensive driving skills using the acclaimed S.P.I.D.E.R.™ Method.
Step 3 safer driver
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Your teen's personalized report card shows their driving performance and improvement.
Studies have shown that parental mentoring, paired with short post-drive training can reduce unsafe driving by 76%

Here’s How It Works

Download DriverZ App

Step 1
Step 2

Designate Your Role as Mentor / Parent

Invite Other Family Members

You can have up to 3 additional drivers on the app.

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Step 4

Hit The Road

The app will sync with your adventure on the road. Mentors have an option to participate in scoring their own drivers or opt-out to be a mentor only.

Driving Safety Score

Once driver completes a drive, they can review their driving score (0-100), as well as details on what went right and what can be improved.

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Continue Developing Your S.P.I.D.E.R. Senses

Based on the driving patterns, we will be recommending short videos and interactive games, helping develop the S.P.I.D.E.R. driving muscle memory that will help new drivers anticipate danger before it happens.

Learn More about SPIDER Method

Mentor / Parent

Follow new driver's progress, provide feedback, and set rewards.

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Compete

Compete with friends and family for “Who's The Boss of the Road” title.

Assign Rewards

Mentors can set rewards for good driving.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SPIDER Method?
SPIDER is our proprietary teaching methodology that provides drivers with a simple set of tools and reference points that will allow them to make safer choices and develop 
How is the safety score calculated?
Using standard sensors and proprietary software, we can track factors like Speeding, Hard Braking, Rapid Acceleration, Sharp Turns, and Distracted Driving - all key factors of safe driving. Using a proprietary algorithm, this data is converted into an average safety score of 1-100, and it provides safety information on each individual trip.
Should the app be used before or after I get my driver’s license?
It is designed for new drivers who are driving independently and would like to develop additional driving skills to improve the “driving muscle memory”, using the SPIDER Method. However, the app can also be used during your initial driver training to provide you with additional feedback and skills.
Is this for teens only?
Anyone can use the app, but it was primarily designed to aid teen drivers in improving their driving skills.
Does the teen need to have a mentor assigned?
No, any driver can choose to practice solo.  Note: in solo mode, you can’t set rewards or group competitions that encourage good driving habits.
Does it cost more to add a mentor?
No, the basic subscription includes one driver and one mentor; the Family Z Plan includes a mentor and up to 4 drivers.
If I am a parent/mentor, how do I see results?
The Mentor and Driver need to install an app on their smartphone, then choose a role. The Mentor can invite up to 4 family members to participate. The Mentor has an option to participate in generating their own safety score or to just observe the driver’s performance.
I am a parent /mentor. Will my driving score be shared with my mentees?
You have an option to opt out of being scored. However, we do encourage you to lead by example and share your score with your mentees.
How do rewards work?
A mentor can set a dollar or tangible reward if the driver meets set criteria. A Mentor can design their own criteria; for example, Drive X miles with a Safety Score of 75 or better.
What is considered a good driving score?
Individual trips are set for a star rating in each category: Speeding, Hard Braking, Rapid Acceleration, Sharp Turns, and Distracted Driving out of 5 stars, 4 or 5 are considered a good score. The overall Driving Safety Score is generated based on a 14-day average and is rated from 1-100. Obviously the closer to a 100 the better. We consider 80-100 over a 14- day average to be an excellent score; 70-80 is acceptable but may require some attention. Anything below 70 is a concern.
Can using the app create additional distractions?
No, the trip results are only available post-trip, so no phone interaction is required during driving.
Is this a tracking app?
No, this app is designed to reinforce good driving habits using the SPIDER Method. We don’t provide real time tracking. However, we do share individual trip details with a mentor, which happens after the trip is completed, strictly for review and training purposes.
Do you share my data with insurance companies?
No personal identifiable data is shared with anyone, including insurance. Please refer to our privacy policy
How much data does the app use?
During typical use, the data usage by the Mobile SDK is about 500 KB per hour of driving on average.
Will it drain my battery?
On recent phones, we have measured a 2-5% battery drain per hour of active driving, depending on phone model.