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Zimbabwean Develops Device for Monitoring Driving Habits

  • Gibbs Dube

Gus Chihaba says he developed the device to ensure the safety of drivers.

Gus Chihaba says he developed the device to ensure the safety of drivers.

A Zimbabwean living in America has developed a safety device designed to track the way people drive cars, especially teenagers.

Gus Chihaba, who set up Samaritans Company, says the gadget comes in handy in monitoring children’s driving habits.

“The device is a cellular device, you have a sim card (and) it works pretty much like a cellphone but what this device does it that is extracts the data that is in your vehicle based on the way you have driven it.

He said its design is based on measurable driving parameters. The technology and app is largely designed from vehicle data in which a score is set up to enlighten the driver how they have been driving.

He said the gadget is being sold in America and other nations.

Chihava noted that his competitors are charging $300 and $19 per month for the connection services for the device while they sell it for $250, including a year’s service.

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