Pilot Study Enrollment
It’s time to enroll in the study and your first task is to choose the type of device you want to use to record the number of miles you drive. There are three options available as part of this study: two devices that plug directly in to the OBD-II port in your vehicle and one device that works through an Android smartphone app paired with a credit-card sized device, that stays in your vehicle. Questions? Check out the Pilot Participant FAQs.
Plug-In Device with Location
Plug-In Device without Location
Smartphone with Location
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|Uses GPS to determine where you traveled|
|Uses a device that plugs in to your vehicle|
|Requires a smartphone with downloaded app||Value-Added Amenities|
|Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Details: View all the data pertaining to MBUF charges, including your miles traveled, fuel tax credit and wallet balance.|
|Trip Logs: Detailed trip logs remember each trip you’ve taken, so you can see details about your trips like duration, cost, and carbon footprint.|
|Vehicle Health: Get valuable information about what’s really happening with your vehicle when the Check Engine light goes on.|
|Battery Voltage: See how well your battery is performing and see right away if your battery is dead or getting old.|
|Driver Scoring: Driver scoring that shows how smooth you drive. Driving factors that are scored: high speed, acceleration, braking and idling.|
|Achievements: Earn badges that unlock for good driving behavior. Compete with friends and family to see who can unlock the most badges. A great tool for drivers to stay engaged and connected with their driving.|
|Safe Zones: Offers peace of mind that anyone driving your car (such as a teenager) is safe by allowing you to set up geographical zones and be notified when the vehicle has crossed those zones.|
|Enhanced Visual Trip Logs: Trip logs that show individual trips on a map and are shareable with friends.|
|2MyCar: 2MyCar: Guides you back to your car using your smartphone with either turn-by- turn instructions or by a straight-line route||
Smartphone app required
If you want help deciding which device is best for you
What is an OBD-II port?
OBD stands for on-board diagnostics. The OBD-II port enables external devices to access data on mileage, emissions, speed and other subsystems that are already stored in a vehicle’s computer. The port is most often on the driver’s side of the vehicle either on or under the dash. The OBD-II port is typically available on any vehicle made after 1996. While it’s most often used by mechanics to diagnose problems with a vehicle, there are a growing number of devices that drivers can install to monitor their vehicle’s performance. One potential capability of these new devices is the calculation of a mileage-based user fee.
What are value-added amenities?
With watches, phones, ride hailing apps, and on-demand services, we are more connected and more demanding than ever before. Currently, tons of information is sitting within our vehicle, but remains out of reach for most drivers. Value-added amenities break down the barrier between the vehicle and the driver by creating tools such as a battery life monitor, check engine message decoder, trip logs and vehicle safe zones. The same technology used to create these value-added amenities can also calculate a mileage-based user fee. The relationship between value-added amenities and MBUF is being explored in pilot studies.
To help you decide what device you’d like to use, please answer the questions below.