According to Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt) Federal Highway Research Institute, September 2016 report major number of accidents involves teen drivers. In the pursuit for making driving safe, we explored ways to reduce teen drivers accident. Parental control could be way to do so. The main advantage of our idea is to give parents the ability to control the driving style of their children, and guide them in the journey from teen to more adulthood. Most of the sports car like BMW are expensive. Even a minor scratch could cause a major burden on the owner pockets. Thus most parents would not like to hand their expensive cars to their kids who are still considered as “risky” on the roads.
[A basic supervision.. ensuring safety of teen drivers]
The basic concept behind the application is to access customized data about the car . We developed that idea further and said this would be a perfect concept for new drivers on the road who are not using their own car. Most new drivers start by driving the car of their parents. To keep the parents calm and give them also the ability to check on their car and their child, parental control would suit perfectly.
[A agreement between Parents & Kids – No enforcement from external world]
Parental Control will provide the parents only with the data that the children agree on. We want to encourage the children and the parents to collaborate on that topic. The parents lend their car to their children and the children have to stick to some rules to be allowed to use the car.
[Privacy of teen drivers are protected]
Firstly, we would provide features as current location and current speed to the parents. A very important fact is, that parents can only access information. The parents can not access and control the car from outside in any form while their son/daughter is driving the car. This is very important to mention that for understand our main interest with this application. No video recording or such features are provided. The application ensure privacy of the teen drivers.
[Safe driving is reworded]
Further on we thought about extending this application and add a bonus for the young driver. Parents can assign legal challenges to their children as for example not driving faster than 120 km per hour for 2 weeks. If the child accomplished that he will get some kind of bonus (like free tickers of Allianz Arena)
Our main interest with this application is to encourage a more mindful and careful driving style of young and inexperienced drivers. It is not so much about the concern for the car but for the child that should decrease for the parents.