Yandex Go to warn drivers about dangerous driving style
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Yandex Go has launched a system for monitoring driving habits during orders in Uzbekistan. It warns drivers against dangerous maneuvers and possible accidents.
The driver application monitors the accelerometer readings - this data is collected from a smartphone or tablet on which the driver application is installed. An accelerometer is a sensor that helps measure the acceleration of an object. The system captures all aggressive maneuvers: a sharp start and braking, a sharp lane change.
If dangerous maneuvers are recorded regularly, this is considered a violation of service standards. Such a driver will receive a notification about the problem with driving style. For systematic violations, the algorithm can restrict the driver’s access to service orders.
The system is able to distinguish an aggressive driving style from everyday situations. For example, if a driver takes a device with an installed application in his hand, this movement will not be evaluated by the system as a violation of road behavior.
At ICT Week in October 2022, Yandex Go emphasized that investing in security is one of the service’s top priorities. Previously, the company has already launched another security technology of its own in Uzbekistan - monitoring the speed of cars fulfilling service orders. In the future, a system of additional free insurance for drivers and passengers is also planned.