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Driver Feedback vs. Exception Rules

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We are looking at creating a driver scorecard that include, among other criteria, harsh cornering, harsh braking, and hard acceleration.  To be able to do this we would need a way to alert the driver when they have exceeded one of those limits so that they can correct their behavior.  After doing some test runs I see no way to do that because those three exception rules do not match driver feedback.  There are three rules and only one driver feedback, “Beep on dangerous driving”.  Best I can tell there are 9 available positions each for the rules, and those values don't match each other across the slider bars.

 

1. What exactly are the parameters that make up “Beep on dangerous driving” and what are the values?

2. How can I alert a driver when they are exceeding a rule that they are going to get dinged on.  Seems to me like the Driver Feedback options need enhancing.  Harsh cornering, harsh braking, and hard acceleration, should all be separate options on the driver feedback page and the values should be customizable, just as they are in the rules.

 

Please tell me if I am totally off the mark and have missed something.

Jeff boyers

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Hi Jeff,

Driverfeed back notifications are device side rules, meaning that the rules are saved on the device. Once a rule is broken, the driver is notified immediately of the violation. In addition to device based rules, you could have exception rules. Unlike driverfeed back rules, exception rules are server based. That is, when a driver breaks a rule, the information is sent up to the server, verified, and the information is sent back to the device alerting the driver of the violation. The process usually takes about 3-15 seconds on a ProPlus plan. You can set up the rule that a driver receives audible notification, beeping, when the rule is broken. In addition, if you have the GoTalk IOX you can send customized recorded messages such as “Caution you are breaking too hard” for example.

Utilizing server based exception rules allows you to create customized rules for harsh cornering, hard breaking and harsh acceleration. Each of these rules uses gravity as the measure for determining if a rule has been broken. Depending on the type of vehicle the device is installed in, the G value can be changed making it more/less sensitive to movement.

To create exceptions, please follow the steps outlined below:
1. Log into your database.
2. Click on Rules and Groups.
3. Select Rules.
4. Note that you can create a new rule by clicking on Add, or you could modify the parameters of a default rule. To modify the parameters of a of a default rule, click on the pencil icon next to the rule name. See Picture 1.
5. Name the rule as desired.
6. Select the Conditions tab.
7. Select Show the advanced conditions editor. See Picture 2.
8. Edit the rule as desired.
9. Click the Notifications tab.
10. Click on Add driver feedback.
11. Select the desired audible alert to be sent to the driver. See Picture 3.
12. Click on save.

Unfortunately you are not able to warn the driver that they are about to break a rule. The driver is only notified once the rule has been broken and verified by the server.

I hope I have addressed your questions. Should you require assistance setting up the exception rules, feel free to reach out to your reseller.




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Marsilino Bilatos 0 votes
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Marsilino, thanks for the response.  I have already created some custom exception rules, but I have not tested the driver feedback via the custom rule.  I guess I'm thinking the delay may be an issue.  I'm not sure, but will test it.  I wish however the device side driver feedback could be customized as well.

On another note, what are the exact parameters that will set off the "Beep on dangerous driving"?

Thanks.

Jeff

 

Jeff boyers 0 votes
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Hi Jeff,

It was my pleasure addressing your questions.

Beeping on dangerous driving is triggered by one of the following harsh driving events: harsh cornering, harsh acceleration, and harsh acceleration. Any one of those events or a combination will trigger the dangerous driving driver feedback.

Cheers,

Marsilino

 

Marsilino Bilatos 0 votes