here’s all the data the DriveSense® mobile app collects:

Welcome to DriveSense, a program that gives you a personalized discount based on your driving habits! The information we use to determine how much you save can be found on our website. We have asterisks (*) by items we use below, however the app also collects a few additional items and we want to make you aware of all the data we collect. This information is collected directly from the app using your mobile phone carrier's data network.

Trip Report: This information is sent once per trip (a trip starts when a speed threshold is met and ends after no motion is detected after 20 minutes).

  • Timestamp in local time zone at trip start and trip end
  • Timestamp for when a trip is uploaded
  • Network time from the mobile phone when the trip is uploaded
  • Start location (latitude and longitude)
  • End location (latitude and longitude)
  • Average speed while in motion (not including 0 mph)
  • Maximum speed
  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Idle time
  • Miles driven at or above 80 mph*
  • Miles driven in each time range (time range is shared with each driver in app)*
  • Count of occurrences braking in 1 mph/s bands from 7-10 mph/s, 10.1-17.0 mph/s, and over 17.0 mph/s*
  • Count of occurrences accelerating in 1 mph/s bands from 7-10 mph/s, 10.1-17.0 mph/s, and over 17.0 mph/s
  • Count of events where events are included for braking, speeding, acceleration, and cornering
  • Details for each event collected, including type of event, duration, start and end locations, start and end times, speed, speed change, miles driven, method of detecting the event, and GPS signal strength
  • Count of successive acceleration and deceleration
  • Count of excessive speed changes
  • Reason for trip termination (including reasons such as low battery, user closed the app, or motion is no longer detected)

Mobile software version: Each trip indicates which operating system was used to collect the data.

Mobile Device: Each trip indicates what type of mobile phone was used to collect the data.

DriveSense mobile app version: Each trip indicates what version of the DriveSense mobile app was used to collect the data.

Trip rejection reason: If a trip is removed from driving history, a rejection code selected by the driver is sent back. Trips with illogical data (such as those which may be collected from an airplane) will automatically be removed from the app using an illogical data rejection code.

GPS trail: Analyzed every second persisted every 30 meters and includes GPS time, GPS position, GPS speed, and GPS accuracy.

Braking event*: Hard braking events are defined as slowing down between 8 mph and 10 mph over a 1 second time interval. Extreme Braking Events are defined as slowing down 10 or more miles per hour over a 1 second time interval. A braking event is identified as an accelerometer braking event or a GPS braking event.

Acceleration event: Increases in vehicle speed greater than 8 mph per second. Duration is 10 seconds before and up to 30 seconds after. An acceleration event is identified as accelerometer acceleration event or GPS acceleration even.

High-speed event*: Vehicle speed reaches 80 mph or above. Aggregate total miles driven at or above 80 mph. Each instance that reaches the 80 mph threshold is counted as an event.