As part of Smart24 development, our engineering team has created a ‘test mode’ within the app, which allows us to manually start Drive Mode (a necessary condition for Collision Detection to be active). In this test mode we also have added the option to ‘raise a mock’ collision—using functionality provided by Zendrive—when Drive Mode is detected. This allows us to test the background automations and use of the network.
We have also physically validated that lesser acceleration scenarios, like a dropped phone, harsh braking and emergency stop from 60 kph, do not create false collision alerts, and we have validated Trip detection over hundreds of hours of drive time and hundreds of detected trips.
Our app also has ‘app crash reporting’ built in. This means that when the app crashes, (i.e. it stops working unexpectedly) we receive detailed information on the cause of the crash. This has enabled us to drive up the overall reliability and stability of Smart24.
In the interests of transparency, Track24 has not performed a crash test, like those that Zendrive have performed in the BMW test lab.