Guiding The Drivers and Protecting Their Safety
The ScanCoveryTrial is a unique and challenging tour in which the drivers – who are not familiar with the route – need to drive more than 7,000 km in one week in snow, ice and temperatures that can drop to -47 °C. Therefore, there was an obvious need to find a solution to help protect the drivers’ safety. The organizers wanted to know the teams’ locations at all times and to be able to inform them in case they headed off in the wrong direction. Additionally, because weather conditions are tough, speeding is not an option; ScanCoveryTrial needed speed monitoring with alerts so that drivers exceeding the permitted speed limit could be penalized.
As the teams don’t know the route, there was a need for a navigation tool to guide them along the route and lead them to the next point. In other words, when drivers reach the next point on the route, they needed to receive notification of the next coordinated point. This would also help the organizers manage the administrative aspects of the tour. And, finally, there was also a need for a solution that would automate time registration.