iPhone app developed for driving instructors

05.51 | 2 July 2010 |

A new driving instructor app for the iPhone, developed by Motopilot Rider Coaching, was launched last week.

The app takes advantage of iPhone’s built-in accelerometer and global positioning system (GPS) to provide a repeatable method of giving instant and accurate feedback to students when performing controlled (emergency) stops and eco driving tasks.

The app also enables the instructor to record changes in a student’s competency level as their driving lessons progress. A simple road sign quiz is included as an additional educational tool.

At the end of each lesson, an email comprising details of the route taken, brake training tests performed and any eco driving exceedances is automatically sent to the student.

Duncan Mackillop, who developed the app, said: “The idea was first conceived because of the profound lack of ability of most drivers to use the brakes properly.

“I reasoned that if learner drivers had a way of really understanding how good or bad their braking performance was at the early stage of their training, then this would remain with them throughout their driving career.”

The Driving Instructor iPhone app is available free from iTunes.

For further information contact Duncan Mackillop on 07788 563400.


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