The location data and technology platform HERE Technologies, in collaboration with Zoomcar, has revealed a city-based map of India that depicts the percentage of good, average and bad drivers in 22 cities across the country.
According to the map, the top three Indian cities with the highest number of good drivers are Indore (35.4%), Lucknow (33.2%), and Hyderabad (33.1%). In contrast, the top three cities with bad drivers include Mysore (18.5%), Ahmedabad (14.8%), followed by Bangalore (14%).
It must be noted that the map was created based on data from Zoomcar’s proprietary driver scoring system between November 2020 and November 2021.
Vivek Beriwal, Principal Analyst, Automotive, S&P Global Mobility, said, “Given India’s dismal road safety record, driver behaviour monitoring has become more relevant than ever.”
To further leverage data from its vehicle fleet, Zoomcar is providing HERE access to its collective data related to driving behaviour, including latitude and longitude values, speeding, braking, acceleration, place of origin and destination, and time of trips via the HERE platform, a communication from the company stated.
Additionally, the data can be utilised by the HERE ecosystem of partners and customers better to understand traffic trends and city and transportation planning, the release added.
Greg Moran, Co-founder and CEO, Zoomcar, said, “The data generated from our vehicles provides us insights into understanding driving patterns. From the data, we created the driving scoring system to measure driving behavior and incentivise our drivers to drive better.”
Since Dec 2021, the company has been claiming to pilot a new vehicle host programme that enables individual vehicle owners to list their cars on the app for others to rent and earn a revenue share on each booking rental.
Through this programme, it has claimed to have expanded its vehicle supply on its platform by three-fold from December 2021 to April 2022.
As a result, Zoomcar expects higher transaction volume among its users, which in turn contributes to more data – from both hosts and drivers – on the HERE platform, the release said.
Moran said, “By combining our data with the HERE platform’s location intelligence capabilities, we are able produce key insights on driver’s behavior that will be critical for businesses such as insurance companies, fleet operators, and vehicle owners who are listing their cars on our platform.”