Your driving behavior is being recorded and scored, but at this stage, the results don’t matter very much. When you get a license, you’ll have the opportunity to switch to the main KarChing app, which will judge your performance and distribute your allowance accordingly.
Your speed. The app uses your phone’s location services. That means it knows what road you’re on. That means it knows the speed limit on the road you’re on. And since it keeps track of where you are and when, that means it knows how fast you’re going. (Statistically speaking, under normal road conditions, the optimal speed
Aside from making it easier to log all your practice drives, it’ll list the drives on your phone. If you click on a drive, you’ll see a map. Places on the map where you stomped the brakes too hard or whipped the wheel around to fast….or did anything else to make the accelerometer wake up
It can’t do magic like warn you of dangers on the road ahead, you are still responsible for learning how to drive. The app is just a tool to banish the pencil and paper logbook to history.
The KarChing DE app is free. The main KarChing app (once you have your license) does cost, though.
The two apps will both record the drive. Details such as whether this is a daytime or night drive will be automatically recorded. The drives will have starting and stopping times and places recorded. The drives will be matched by the KarChing system and will be recorded as a “supervised drive” when they match together.
When you and your supervisor and your 2 phones start a trip, the app will automatically start recording data as soon as you’re moving fast enough to be driving. You can leave your phone in your pocket or purse or anywhere in the car. As long as the KarChing DE app is running in the
Once you’ve downloaded it, all you do is turn it on and let it run in the background. You will need to give location permissions on your phone.
If you have an Android device, go to the Google Play Store and search for “karching”. If you have an iOS (Apple) device, go to the App Store and search for “karching”. You can install the KarChing Driver Education app just as you would install any other app. No tricks, no complexity.
A modern smartphone with location services and an accelerometer is all it takes. You’ll need iOS version 11 or higher for Apple, or for Android, version 8 or later.