Students at Cherry Creek High School, one of the largest schools in the Denver area, are looking to improve their peers' driver safety, while helping them learn marketing and entrepreneurial skills.
Juniors from the school enrolled in the DECA program are monitoring students' driving behaviors using the ROVR safety system from Cartasite. The system compiles data that has been shown to reduce the rate of adverse automotive incidents by placing a tiny black box in student's cars, which monitors distracted and aggressive driving behaviors.
"The program still has a few weeks to go, but the results confirm that young drivers can and will adjust their behavior behind the wheel,” said Keaton Skudneski , a Cherry Creek Junior and leader of the DECA team. “We have been working closely with Cartasite to tailor the ROVR Scorecard to the teen audience. Kids are motivated to drive safer because it is fun to compete with their peers and they like the rewards program, which provides participants with free gas money."
Those looking into buying a new car should consider new Hyundai cars, as the automaker and Google announced that Google Maps will be integrated into the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform. The collaboration looks to keep drivers safer behind the wheel by providing hands-free technology that allows drivers to locate their destinations using their voice.