Settings and Instructions
Ok, you’ve got Drive Aware now. Great! But how do you use it? Here’s how…
Plug it in, or press Power
If you keep Drive Aware connected to your car’s USB socket, it will switch on automatically when you start your engine. After a few moments, you’ll see your current speed and a few moments later (if you are near a main road) the speed limit.
Or just press the power button for a second.
Press and hold the power button to switch off, or leave it to switch off automatically.
You’ll hear alerts from the expertly verified Trinity™ 3.0 database as you drive, plus alerts for any approaching road hazards that have been recently reported.
If you are above the speed limit, your current speed will be shown in amber. During a camera alert, this will be red.
Volume and brightness
Use the volume + and – buttons to adjust the volume.
To adjust brightness, swipe down twice from the top and you’ll see the Brightness bar (shown set to maximum). Adjust to your preference.
Or if you want the screen off, just click the Power button. You’ll still hear audio alerts.
Only touch the screen when it is safe to do so – not when driving.
When you are safely parked, you can tap the cog to access various Drive Aware settings.
Most are self explanatory with descriptions, but here’s a quick guide to more involved settings:
View and manage tags – use the GeoTag web interface to see any hazards you shared and update them with a detailed description. You’ll also see any feedback you’ve given. Open on your PC or tablet for a larger view.
Manage alerts – choose which types of alert you’d like to hear.
Manage offline areas – store areas in the memory in advance, if you know you won’t have any internet connection.
Manage journeys – for longer routes, you can use our web interface to save alerts along a route in advance. Especially useful for longer, more remote trips.
Viewing and editing tags
You tagged a nasty pot hole – well done! Everyone approaching that will hear a “Road hazard” alert for a few days before it expires. But you can define what that hazard was and extend its lifespan. Just make sure you are stoppped and it’s safe to do so.
Click “View and Manage Tags” to edit.
Open on Drive Aware or type the code into your tablet or computer for a bigger view.
Choose which tag to edit and then choose the best description from the drop down list.
You can see all the feedback you’ve given and you can add any new tags directly on the map by clicking Tag actions then Add a new Tag
We examine every tag and will add any extra descriptions that we feel are necessary.
Emergency camera – double click the power button to open the camera. Very useful if you don’t have your own smartphone to hand.
Choosing your own SIM
If you choose to use your own SIM, you’ll need to adjust the APN settings. Please ask for the APN settings from your SIM provider. Contact us for further instructions if required.
Drive Aware uses the Android operating system and a dedicated Google account. This allows Drive Aware to be updated in the future with software improvements down the line. It also allows you to use other apps if you wish.
All privacy settings for the Drive Aware Google account are set to maximum and history is switched off.