With the aim to verify the capability of raising awareness of safe driving among users, Toyota will conduct verification tests in Toyota City using driving data obtained from Ha:mo Ride, the company recently announced.
Ha:mo Ride is a car-sharing service that utilizes ultra-compact BEVs (battery electric vehicles), called “COMS”. The tests will be conducted from September 9 to October 13 and will be carried out by four members of the Toyota City Connected Society Verification Promotion Council: Toyota, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, UPR Corporation and Toyota City.
Using driving data from Toyota City’s municipal Ha:mo Ride service, the company will evaluate the safe driving performance of Ha:mo Ride members who have agreed to participate in the tests. Members will be assigned one of five grades, and those who drive safely will be gifted Ha:mo points; these points can be used for partial payment of members’ next usage fees.
By establishing a system that rewards safe driving, the verification tests seek to raise awareness of safe driving among users. When Ha:mo Ride members or tourists who make short-term use of Ha:mo Ride are driving, and the vehicles detect a significant impact?one large enough to make continued driving problematic?a report is automatically sent to the Automated Report Desk. The operating company will then make a Ha:mo Peace-of-Mind Telephone Call to the user’s registered telephone number. In this way, the verification tests seek to provide peace of mind in the event of an accident.
Going forward, through the resolution of regional problems, the Toyota City Connected Society Verification Promotion Council aims to establish systems that make mobility safe, secure, and comfortable for everyone.
Source: Press Release