Trip data is used to understand how a vehicle is driven. As some drivers may be more frugal with their fuel consumption or accelerate harshly which could cause component wear. Taking many aspects of a trip, trip data utilises vehicle sensors to determine fuel consumption, distance, odometer readings before and after a trip, start times and more. The type of trip, address and even the type of road can all be captured as part of trip data.
During the trip, data such as harsh braking, acceleration, sharp turns, exceeding the speed limits and how much the car over-revs can all be relayed to central fleet management.
The start and end addresses can determine a driver's permitted journey. Trip data captures whether a driver has strayed outside this journey and which type of road they drove on. This could impact some components on the vehicle, causing them to wear out quicker, leading to more frequent maintenance.
Trip data can identify the type of driver someone is. If harsh acceleration and braking occur then more fuel is used and the less economical driver is. The use of eco modes and careful driving rewards drivers with better fuel use and can be used as a point of reference to educate other drivers when out in the field.