Omniveillance: State Farm App Grades Driving Habits

May 2nd, 2011

State Farm Insurance has introduced a new iPhone DRiver Feedback app that relies on your phones GPS to “gauge your acceleration, braking and cornering habits” to generate a driver safety score. The current iteration of the software does not collect any information (just like Apple doesn’t track your location), though I can easily envision a future version of this software that results in increases/decreases in a premium based on safe driving habits. This permissive app is simply a way to normalize this type of tracking technology.

H/T Engadget