Thursday, March 5, 2015

Zubie Part I (follow up)

After travelling several 100 miles Zubie informed me that I received the newbie reward (?). Anyway, so far it recorded the trips, analysed my driving, and some more stuff. I don't quite understand the fuel cost calculations, it is way over what I actually spent and there is no where to input the dollar amount of the gas, just the guessed average miles per gallon for the car. Everything else seems to be in order.
Another curious part is the driver score, right now I'm ranking 75 which is not too bad. After pulling up the breakdown it evaluates as follows:
Rapid Accelerations:
Accelerating fast lowers your gas mileage, and can be a sign of aggressive driving.
Hard Breaking:
Hitting the breaks too hard can be a sign you aren't paying attention or you might be tailgating.
Over Speeding:
Time Spent speeding over 70 mph. Speeding is one of the top causes of accidents.
How much time your engine runs while not moving. An easy way to improve your gas mileage.

The first two are very much the generalizations insurance companies use. There is no indication of any given situation were it is required to either accelerate rapidly or break hard. So if any of those two occurs because of other drivers it is not defined but reflected in your score...

Bottom line is so far it is living up to its description...

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