Smartphone-based Vehicle Telematics for Naturalistic Driving Studies

Faris Tarlochan, Susan Dun, Semira Omer Mohammed, Mohamed Kharbeche, Abdrabo Soliman, Batool Gaben

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Abstract

Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are the eighth leading cause of death worldwide. Globally, there are 1.35 million deaths with 50 million injuries annually. It is important to understand and record how people drive and reflect their driving behavior to combat MVCs. To capture driver's reflection, many studies use self-report instruments. The validity of these tools, however, is debatable because respondents may not provide accurate and truthful responses. Naturalistic driving studies is considered a more accurate method in capturing driving behavior for reflection. One particular effective way to achieve this is through telematics data. This study employed a telematics smartphone application to capture the driving behaviors of young drivers in Qatar. The results revealed that majority of drivers engage in unsafe driving behavior. This implies drivers underrate themselves when using self-reporting techniques. The current traffic enforcement system, which includes road cameras and patrol vehicles, is insufficient. The outcomes of this research suggest the usage of telematics to enhance road safety and possible traffic violation identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665470957
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022 - Male, Maldives
Duration: Nov 16 2022Nov 18 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022

Conference

Conference2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering, ICECCME 2022
Country/TerritoryMaldives
CityMale
Period11/16/2211/18/22

Keywords

  • driving behavior
  • road safety
  • self-report methods
  • telematics
  • young drivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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