Seniors Driver Programme Merseyside – powered by Satsafe®
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Seniors Driver Programme Merseyside – powered by Satsafe®Satsafe2019-01-10T11:42:32+00:00
We are facing a global ageing population challenge and as people continue to drive into their advanced years, these senior drivers, some of whom may be suffering from age-related diminished driving ability, may present themselves and other road users with heightened risk of causing or being involved in an accident.
SATSAFE® and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership are embarking on a ground-breaking initiative to explore the potential for affordable, aftermarket in-vehicle technologies (telematics black-boxes and smart dash cameras), that could help senior drivers to stay on the road safer for longer.
Having spent more than three years refining our technology solution, SATSAFE® can provide seniors and family members with peace of mind knowing that there is a ‘virtual driving assistant’ connecting their vehicles to the outside world taking in all sorts of information about how and when a particular vehicle is being driven. We believe that to deny a senior person the ability to drive simply because of their advanced years, is unfair but most importantly, research shows that social mobility is an important factor in helping to maintain mental health.
Through this programme, we are aiming to demonstrate the enormous benefits of simple to use in-vehicle technologies (including smart dash-cams), that could assist in the process of assessing one’s suitability to continue driving or even detect when there may be a medical intervention required.
If you live in Merseyside and over 65 years of age and interested in helping to shape the future of road safety for all road users, please complete the following:
How it works:
You register your interest by completing the above form
You will then be contacted by our Driver Research Support Team who will provide you with further information
You receive a ‘plug & play’ SATSAFE® black box with installation instructions
You will receive an email from us with a link to your personal driver scoring dashboard
SATSAFE® is building on our research and development completed as part of the UK’s city demonstrator project for the Internet of Things in Manchester. The SATSAFE® Senior Driver Programme is exploring how a proven technology that has been successfully used by fleet managers and insurance companies might help to identify potentially hazardous driving behaviour by senior drivers.
Our simple to install (Plug & Play), black-box technology collects information about the physical characteristics of a vehicle in terms of acceleration, braking and cornering forces and speed at a given time and place. With this data, we are able to produce individual driver scores for each and every journey and where exceptions occur, we can share that specific journey with drivers with advice on how to improve. Think of us as your 24/7, driving assistant and coach.
Once you have completed the application form, we will send you more detailed information about the project. We hope you enjoy using the SATSAFE® Driver Monitoring service and look forward to helping you to remain a safe, confident driver for as long as possible.