How Can IoT-Based Automotive Solution Enhance Driving School Experience?
WHO (World Health Organization) reports that approximately 1.35 million people die every year in road traffic crashes. And more than half of the victims are vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists. A damning stat, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, There’s More To It!!
Road traffic injuries cause significant economic losses to individuals, their families, and to nations as a whole, in terms of GDP. These losses arise from the expenses over the treatment as well as lost productivity for those killed or disabled by their injuries, and for family members who need to take time off work or school to care for the injured. Road traffic crashes cost most countries 3% of GDP every year.
There are countless reasons behind the driving mistakes, such as mobile phone usage, inexperience or improper knowledge of traffic laws, lack of control over speed, etc. This can be avoided if the driving schools can come up with a system that tracks the progress of each and every learner. Here, with the utmost respect, there is nothing against the driving schools, please keep that in mind. Learning how to drive is much easy than teaching how to do it and management of all the learners on a daily basis.
How Can IoT-based Automotive Solutions Help?
Design concept derived from the basis of Connected Cars, this solution uses IoT technology to perform real-time diagnosis of the vehicle as well as the driving behavior. The hardware consists of a smart OBD-II chip that has IoT sensors as well as GPS & GPRS chips mounted over it and is connected to a web app and/or a mobile app.
This OBD-II device is plugged into the car’s OBD-II port and starts fetching data from the car engine control unit (ECU). The data crunching commences and forwards the data for further analysis based upon the algorithms in place as per the requirements.
GPS and GPRS technologies take care of real-time tracking and location details. This solution can also help in retrieving real-time fault codes that help in the proactive maintenance of the vehicle fleet of the driving schools.
Benefits for Driving Schools
Driving schools were in dire need of a smart solution that can automate fewer things and helps learners to track real-time progress, which the tutors can also monitor. A whole new spectrum of possibilities can be opened up with the integration of the IoT technology and data collected. Automation in communication, class or session or calendar management and lesson schedule, billing, maintain and analyze business records could be implemented as per the requirements.
Anytime Progress Report
This especially is beneficial for parents sending their children to learn to drive or the spouses sending their better halves. Smart IoT technology enables to keep track of students’ both, in-car lessons and classroom sessions. This will help the guardians to understand the progress of the person learning.
Detailed Reports & Data Analytics
The comprehensive software solution helps the driving school or the chain of driving schools to keep accurate records for all franchisees, students, payments, refunds, and credits. You can also analyze the driving skills using our real-time driver behavior monitoring system through custom mobile app development. The whole information is organized in a crystal clear and precise manner for system users to manage.
Staff and student management and scheduling are probably some of the most difficult aspects of driving schools. There is a great sense of inefficiency in manual operations on a daily basis, like printing schedules, keeping track of work hours and students, and communicating with students and parents.
A smart solution can help the driving schools in automation for the following:
- Progress Reports
- Complete in-car scheduling
- Class session scheduling
- Automatic email reminders, notifications, and alerts
Efficient Resource Management
Managing instructors along with the learners as well as vehicles would now become easier than ever before. This is because the app gives the feasibility to change instructor/learner’s shift or timings, or a facility to swap when they are absent. The management can thereby track everything and provide another time for the same.
You will get the complete report at the end of the week/month/quarter/year with the details of instructors, vehicles, learners, and the shifts. It will also reveal the data regarding various driving actions that affect the vehicle’s health and mileage like harsh braking, idling, rapid acceleration, and overspeeding. This will enable the users to for efficient vehicle maintenance as well as improving personal driving to save costs on vehicle and mileage significantly.
Wish to Know More?
The IoT and mobile app development teams work in close collaboration to build and deliver Smart Automotive Solutions based on the Connected Cars concept. IoT solutions for the automotive industry can be a perfect blend of onboard sensors, custom mobile app, cloud storage along with the technology used to fetch data. We help startups, businesses, and enterprises with a spectrum of automotive solutions. Some of them are:
- OBD-2 based Vehicle Diagnostic Solution
- Remote Vehicle Monitoring
- Driving Behavior Monitoring & Safety
- Smart Fleet Management System
- Predictive Vehicle Maintenance
- Smart Transportation & Logistics
- School Bus Tracking