Contribute data on driving behavior to researchers at UC Berkeley!
We are looking for volunteers to contribute data on driver behavior with an aim to see how fuel consumption and traffic flows can be improved on a large scale. Download this app to provide data to us on how you drive!
How does it work?
Download the app and start it whenever you take a regular trip, such as your commute to work. Use it every time you drive. Your location is transmitted to UC Berkeley CCIT servers in a completely anonymous fashion. No individual data is ever stored on your device.
What's in it for me?
Right now, you get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you're contributing to research! In the future, we will be adding more tangible functionality.
What about privacy?
The data you submit is tied to a randomly-generated identifier created when you first launch the app. It is impossible to tie this identifier back to your device or phone number. No individual datapoints are stored on your device, so there is no breach of privacy if your device is lost. You can also stop submission of data at any time within the app if you feel uncomfortable.
Note: on devices supporting multitasking, if you have pressed "Start trip" and then switch out of the application, GPS data collection continues in the background. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.