Earlier this year, Katrina Heschel presented her idea for a driver safety app called 'ten&two' at a Protohack Vancouver Event. Using the concept of gamification and tangible rewards, the app works to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving.
'ten&two is a mobile app that rewards drivers with points for each kilometer they travel without checking their phone. Drivers can also earn additional points for driving safely though areas that are known to be more dangerous. These points can then be redeemed for special offers from corporate sponsors. As an added incentive, drivers can compete against their friends and family to see who is the safer driver.
While the app is still in the early stages of development, the gamified model and friendly competition could help to reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving.