The problem:

  • Everyday in the US, there are 1,161 injuries and 8 deaths involving a distracted driver.
  • 5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded.
  • At any given daylight moment across America, ~660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving (a number that has held steady since 2010).

Our solution:

    We have designed a hardware + software solution to this issue. The hardware design is inspired by a panda, and it includes an array of camera and infrared sensors along with speakers. It will pair with any bluetooth capable smartphone and will sit in front of the driver to monitor their behavior. This data is synced with the phone app and combined with the data that the app collects like app usage and text messages sent/received to give a comprehensive overview of the driver's behavior when behind the wheel. This data is persisted so the driver can compare more recent scores with older ones to view their progress. There will also be a leaderboards section where the driver can compare their scores with their friends, other drivers in the area, and national data. This is to create a community that inspires better and safer driving habits.


The device tracks driver's body and eye movements while on the road. Once it detects driver engaging in distracting behaviors, it sends an alert through its built-in speakers. The data collected will automatically sync to the phone app paired through bluebooth.


The dashboard shows an overview of the distribution of activities for the most recent drive. The pie chart is clickable and leads you to a detailed view of the activity. Users can also look at any other days or change the granularity to be week and month based.

Statistics and Trends

The Stats page shows user's historical performance. The height of the bars represents their safety score. Users can change the granularity to show a comparison of weeks, months, or years. By clicking a bar the user is taken to a details screen where they can view more information about their behavior for the selected timeframe.


The leaderboard page shows user's standing among their friends and national. The arrows indicate whether the user has gone up or down in their standing. User can also view friends' profiles, add, block and delete a friend.

Video Prototype

About Us

Jiarui Guo

Computer Science and Engineering

Melissa Khuat

Computer Science and Engineering

Novin Changizi

Computer Science and Engineering

Clarissa Song

Computer Science and Engineering