Our client operates a prominent trucking company that holds significant influence in the transportation sector. Employing a workforce of more than 150 skilled drivers, they possess the capability to swiftly and effectively transport goods throughout the European Union.
Detailed information about the client cannot be disclosed under the provisions of the NDA.
The increasing prevalence of mobile phones has resulted in a rise in drivers using them while operating vehicles, posing significant risks to their own lives and those of others. Texting or talking on the phone while driving is both subject to a fine and a key factor in traffic-related fatalities.
In light of these concerns, our client approached us to devise a solution that could effectively minimize the probability of traffic accidents and promote responsible driving practices. Given that the client employs over 150 drivers who undertake extensive long-distance trucking journeys each day, prioritizing their safety and efficiency became paramount.
Thus, we were faced with the challenge of developing an app for truck drivers that promotes safe driving.
We chose Samsung devices for their KNOX tool, which granted us complete control over the phone and its functionalities without requiring the drivers’ consent. This enabled us to:
We have developed a voice-controlled Android app for drivers. It requires a Bluetooth connection to function seamlessly, ensuring it remains connected and accessible at all times.
Once the device detects a speed of more than 20 km/h, it automatically locks the phone and gives access only to the basic mobile phone functions navigated by voice commands, such as:
Thus, this hands-free solution helps to minimize distraction and ensure safety while driving.
Emergency buttonA double-tap of the “emergency button” sends an SMS with the car’s GPS coordinates to a list of pre-selected emergency contacts. In the event of an accident, the app initiates a call to the first on the list after 1 minute.
High-quality voice recognizerSpeech recognition is a complex process at its core. The presence of background noise or music in the car poses challenges for our safe driving app to accurately capture and interpret the driver’s speech. However, we have devised a solution that intelligently reduces the volume of the music, thereby improving the quality and precision of speech recognition. Additionally, to provide a more seamless experience, we enhanced the app with a continuous listening feature that eliminates human factors such as speech pauses or swallowing saliva.
Monthly safety quizThe client wanted to determine how safe drivers feel during trucking trips and how satisfied they are with the app. For this reason, we added an automatic monthly quiz for drivers. The quiz not only provides valuable data but also helps the client improve working conditions and services offered.
One of the most significant challenges we faced during the trucking app development project was achieving high-quality voice recognition. Since the app relies solely on voice navigation, the user experience needed to be seamless and require no additional actions from the driver. Another obstacle was integrating Italian as the primary language for recognition. Nevertheless, Innowise Group successfully delivered a user-friendly application that perfectly met all the drivers’ requirements.
After finalizing the application features through a fruitful discussion, we began the development process. Due to our profound technical knowledge and extensive experience, we were able to accelerate the trucking app development process, completing it in just five months.
Our team used the Scrum development methodology with regular meetings to ensure everyone was up-to-date with progress. Also, we used Microsoft Teams for effective communication between team members. This enabled us to work efficiently and collaboratively, resulting in project success.
Driving a truck is hard work and takes a lot of focus, so it is not surprising that drivers often get tired and their concentration levels drop. However, one moment of inattention can have devastating consequences, from minor fender benders to serious injury or death.
Innowise Group has developed a solution that ensures safe and distraction-free driving. While on the road, the voice-controlled Android app help drivers easily access the most necessary functions: maps, calls, messenger, music player and “emergency button”.
Following two months of app usage, the client observed a significant increase in the efficiency and productivity of their drivers, leading to a higher level of customer loyalty. In addition, the implementation of the app resulted in notable financial savings by avoiding fines and reducing insurance expenses. The app’s ability to optimize routes, minimize fuel consumption, and reduce idle time played a crucial role in achieving these cost savings.
financial savings in fuel expenses
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