New York City Pilot Program Tracks Driver Behaviors

As reported by Better Roads, the New York City Department of Transportation has started a pilot program that will track driver’s behavior.

…through the Drive Smart pilot program, New York City is tracking 400 volunteer drivers to find out things like how much gas they’re using and how fast they’re going, as well as when they drive and where they’re going.

In addition, the device, which plugs into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port, can even tell when a driver breaks hard or makes a sharp turn.

The Department hopes the program will provide a better understanding of driver behavior to help ease gridlock. However, some have raised concerns with security.

The program has caused security concerns, CBS New York noted. Many people have said that outside of the government having more information on its citizens, the program could help hackers get more information about the infrastructure of America’s largest city.