Karshare believe that telematics technology helps protect both you and the owner. All bookings on the Karshare platform are tracked for driving quality.
How does Telematics work?
Telematics are inbuilt into the Karshare mobile app and will work using your mobile phone. Telematics will track speed, acceleration, braking and cornering in addition to the duration of your driving (for fatigue), the use of your phone while driving (distraction) and the location of the car as you drive (urban vs suburban driving).
What is a driving score?
Telematics will determine a driving score for you as you drive and will relay this to you throughout your journey.
What happens if I get a bad score?
We’ll send you messages with tips to try and improve your score if you’re achieving a low driving score. It's important that you alter your driving style immediately to improve the score, as a lower score means you have a much higher chance of an incident occurring while you drive. We also reserve the right to ban any renter who does not improve their score to an acceptable level.
If you’re looking to impress your friends with a score nearer the 100 mark, you’ll have to be very conscious of all elements of your driving.
How can I improve my driving score?
Adhere to the speed limit at all times
Brake smoothly and with lots of time allowed
Corner at low speeds
Change direction without any jerky movements (changing lanes or pulling out)
Don’t text while you’re driving (driver distraction is scored)
Take regular breaks (fatigue is scored)
Don’t drive excessively through the night (also fatigue)
Can I increase the accuracy of my driving score?
In order to get the most accurate driving score, you’ll need to set your permission settings to the below:
Set your location and motion and fitness permissions to Allow all the time.
Set your location and physical activity permissions to Allow all the time and use precise location.
It’s important to make sure these settings are correct, as your driving score affects your renter score, which is used to calculate your insurance excess and deposit rates. Learn more