Zendrive

Your App's Already In the Car

Here's how we help you make the most of it.

How It Works, Hardware-Free

Easy & accurate mobile tools, just using smartphone sensors.

We use over 180 billion miles of data analyzed, plus the sensors on your drivers’ smartphones, to measure and improve driving behavior. Our tools can detect collisions, predict risk, improve fuel efficiency, and more, and are easy to integrate in your app or phone.

Step 1 Data Capture

We use smartphone sensors to measure driving behavior, including detecting collisions, risky phone use, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and more.

Step 2 Pattern Analysis

With over 180 Billion miles analyzed, our patented machine-learning algorithms know how to turn sensor data into actionable insights about driving behavior, including when and how safely they’re driving.

Step 3 Zendrive Tools in Action

By integrating these tools in your app, you can understand how and when your users drive, so you can deliver new features that cater to their context.

Step 4 Safety and Profits

With your new features you can increase retention, boost profits, grow your userbase, manage risk and even transform your business... all while saving lives.

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Because Zendrive uses smartphone sensors, not bulky hardware, it’s seamless to implement and deliver. Talk to us about how Zendrive is working for tens of million of users every day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Overview FAQ

Zendrive measures driver safety using smartphone sensors: the accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS. This is done by measuring a wide variety of driving behaviors including speeding, hard braking, sharp accelerations, driver phone use, and more.

Zendrive analyzes this behavior and returns actionable insights, including notifications of collisions, risk analysis, and a guide to coach drivers for sustained improvement. Zendrive’s partners use this to offer new features to their customers.

Nope, Zendrive offers a set of tools that your developers can integrate into your existing apps. All it takes is an update, which means no new App Store or Google Play reviews.

Family safety apps, insurance apps, emergency services apps, mapping and navigation apps, driving education services, roadside assistance apps and many others already benefit from Zendrive’s SDK.

They use Zendrive to offer features like collision notification, safe-driving discounts, coaching for new or older drivers, streamlined claims processing, and more.

Zendrive’s technology can work on any Android and iOS mobile app.

There are three main differences between Zendrive, which is a set of tools to build into your app, and hardware-based OnBoard Diagnostic solutions.

Better measurements

90% of collisions are a result of human error, and almost 30% result from driver phone use. Because hardware solutions specifically analyze vehicle movements, rather than driving behavior. For example, they are unable to monitor when drivers text, answer or pick up their phones. Smartphones are more connected to the driver, so we use smartphone sensors instead.

Easy, flexible and scalable implementation

Unlike complex hardware solutions, Zendrive is easy to implement and works on any mobile app. It’s quick to integrate and easy to deploy and update, making it both flexible and scalable in the long run. In addition, it’s hassle-free for the end user who doesn’t need to pay for and keep track of a new piece of hardware.

Better price

Our software solution is flexible and affordable! Get in touch for pricing information.

In a study done by the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, phone sensor measurements were as-accurate or more-accurate than hardware-based OnBoard Diagnostic solutions for 13 out of 14 driving risk factors, including several factors (distracted phone use, comparison to posted speed limits, etc.) that OBD solutions can’t measure.

Very little. We’ve built Zendrive’s tools for minimal impact.

 

Zendrive uses sensors in smartphones to measure driving behavior. In the event that an Accelerometer, Gyroscope or GPS sensor is missing or damaged, Zendrive may not be able to analyze certain events. In such cases, the safety scoring is approximated based on average driving behavior.

Zendrive’s data collection is completely anonymized, so while we know that a driver is engaging in safe or risky behaviors at a specific time and place, we have no way of knowing who that driver is, or know any personal identifiable information about them.

Our functionality cannot work without explicit user consent. The relationship is always between the end user and the app developer who integrated the Zendrive SDK in their app, and the developer must always get the necessary end user permissions before any functionality can be activated. Any personally-identifying information is ONLY available between the user and the app developer (never Zendrive) if the user has granted permission.

 

 

 

For any Zendrive tools to work, a phone must be running an app that has the SDK integrated into it.

Zendrive tools require explicit user permission to run, so if you have an app with Zendrive tools integrated, that app would request your consent for those tools to turn on.

Zendrive’s data is 100% anonymized – we don’t know who you are or who your insurance provider is, so we cannot report you to your insurance.

Some insurance companies may choose to integrate Zendrive’s tools into their mobile app. They require full user permission to turn Zendrive’s tools on.

No. Zendrive’s data is anonymized – we don’t know who you are. We do not share anonymized driver data with anyone the user has not approved.

However, some app developers using Zendrive’s tools may choose to comply with law enforcement requests when applicable.

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WreckDetect FAQ

Zendrive WreckDetect is available for mobile apps by integrating the Zendrive SDK. Once running, it can detect driver collisions just by using the smartphone’s sensors.

With this information, developers can create features in the app that call for emergency services, order roadside assistance, notify loved ones, or get other types of aid.

Family safety apps, insurance apps, emergency services apps, mapping and navigation apps, driving education services, roadside assistance apps and many many others are already using Zendrive WreckDetect.

It’s for anyone who wants peace of mind for their family, or wants an automatic way to call a tow, or to know that their car is being treated well when it’s rented out, or to manage insurance liability, or more. The possibilities are endless.

WreckDetect detects the collision, and the developer ultimately chooses what to do with that information. They can build an app that notifies authorities, or notifies emergency services, or notifies roadside assistance. They can trigger first notification of loss for insurance. They can build a feature to let a trusted contact follow the location of the person in the crash for the next few hours, to see if they were taken to a hospital, or a feature to send the driving data to an insurer to prove the driver wasn’t at fault. The possibilities are endless.

For WreckDetect to work, a phone must be running an app that has the SDK integrated into it, and it must be on and in the car at the time of the collision.

Zendrive tools require explicit user permission to run, so any apps that have WreckDetect integrated will need to get the user’s consent to turn the feature on.

Zendrive’s data collection is completely anonymized, so while we know that a phone was in a vehicle collision at a particular time and place, we have no way of knowing who was involved, or which cars. We provide this detection service to app developers who can give consumers options for notifying loved ones, calling roadside assistance, emergency services, and more.

Zendrive’s data is 100% anonymized – we don’t know who you are or who your insurance provider is, so we cannot report you to your insurance.

Some insurance companies may choose to integrate WreckDetect into their mobile app. They require full user permission to turn Zendrive’s tools on. Generally tools like WreckDetect are used for safety features, like calling for help or notifying a loved one after a collision.

No. Zendrive’s data is anonymized – we don’t know who you are. We do not share anonymized driver data with anyone the user has not approved.

However, some app developers using Zendrive’s tools may choose to comply with law enforcement requests when applicable.

Zendrive provides the collision detection technology for developers. It is up to the developer and their individual company to determine how they want to handle collision events.

During tests at BMW’s crash test lab, Zendrive Collision Detection for iOS had 100% accuracy for cars crashing from 30 mph and above. This means no false negatives (every single collision was detected) and no false positives (we didn’t detect a collision when no collision occurred). We can accurately tell the difference between hard braking and a collision when a phone is in a mount, inside someone’s pocket, or sitting in a cup holder.

We ran a few months of testing at the BMW crash lab where multiple cars with phones running WreckDetect were crashed. We built and refined our models and tested them against collisions and against non-collision events on the road (such as hard braking) until we achieved 100% accuracy. There were no instances of false positives or false negatives.

In extremely rare events, false positives or negatives may occur. Zendrive can’t guarantee that its technology will successfully detect all collisions (or that emergency assistance will always be provided through a developer’s app), so Zendrive cannot be held liable for false positives or negatives. Drivers and other users of the Zendrive technology are solely responsible for safe vehicle operation and for avoiding and responding to any potential collisions on the road.

WreckDetect will work until the moment the phone is no longer able to collect and transmit data. This might mean that it would collect and transmit all the information up until the moment of impact that destroys the phone itself.

Since any type of crash that would destroy the phone would involve specific movement patterns (for example, the phone flying across the car before it hits the front windshield or the street), we can generally infer that those patterns, combined with a sudden lack of phone data, indicate a collision, and can still get lots of information from the behaviors leading up to the crash itself.

No. Because of the way network data is prioritized, calls directly to 911, 999, and similar go through fastest, even on weak signals and through cell towers a phone might otherwise not be able to use. Because Zendrive’s API needs to send and receive data before it can tell your app that there’s been a collision, it requires nonprioritized data to go through first and thus might not be as fast as calling directly. Apps using WreckDetect, for the same reason, cannot replace calling 911, 999, or similar emergency services.

To learn more about WreckDetect, get in touch with us here.

Business FAQ

When you understand when and how your customers drive, you can offer them upsell solutions that provide customer value.

When you help them stay safe on the roads, or see their family members’ collision alerts, or save them money on insurance, you’re building in features that drive retention and loyalty.

For insurance uses, you can also streamline paperwork and reduce fraud when you have the exact data leading up to a car crash, both of which help your bottom line.

Pricing can be separate for the Safety Score, WreckDetect, and other tools, as well as professional and managed services, or pricing can be combined as an overall solution. A representative can help you figure out what makes the most sense for your business needs.

Because each usage of Zendrive is customized for your specific business and its needs, pricing varies. To discuss what Zendrive can do for you and get a quote, contact a representative today.

Zendrive’s technology measures the behavior of the driver, not the car, which is the best measurement to predict risk. Especially when drivers switch cars, or a car is shared among family members, following each individual’s driving behavior on their phone is more predictive than just measuring what the car itself is up to.

Zendrive measures many behavioral factors, including distracted phone use, speeding, swerving, hard brakes, fast acceleration, and much more. Taken collectively, this creates an overall score from 0-100 that shows the individual’s driving safety, which can help predict future risk on the road.

See our page of case studies, where we show how Zendrive’s technologies has helped other businesses create value and save lives.

No matter what your underlying tech stack, Zendrive’s SDK just needs to integrate into your app, nothing more. You don’t need to worry about legacy tech or any large changes.

Zendrive is GDPR compliant and is already live with several clients in the EU.

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