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How can we create a digital alternative to the current printed log book for learner drivers in New South Wales?

About The Challenge

We asked talented creatives, developers and entrepreneurs to submit their concepts that protect or enhance driver safety, deliver a seamless customer-centric experience and work with government systems. Transport for NSW worked in conjunction with Westpac to deliver a solution to this exciting challenge.

After applications closed in July 2017, the top 12 applicants pitched their designs to a panel of judges that included Head of Driver Safety at the NRMA Peta Lemon, NSW Young Australian of the Year Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, start-up industry expert Cindy Nicholson and Advocate for Children and Young People Andrew Johnson.

Congratulations to the developers of Learner Journey, Licence Ready, L2P and EzyLog!

These four high-quality submissions were selected as finalists to be part of an incubation program to assist them in delivering the safest and most secure alternative to printed log books for learner drivers in New South Wales.

Finalists’ Ideas

Learner Journey

Learner Journey supports the entire learning experience, and provides an effortless, innovative, and engaging way for learner drivers to plan useful practice sessions, record their practice, and review their progress.

Key features include:

  • Automated process that uses GPS, weather and traffic data
  • Overview of the learner driver’s progress
  • Learning goals linked to the Roads and Maritime Services Goal Checklist
  • Ability to log and rate performance
  • Integration with social media – share progress with friends
  • Links to Roads and Maritime supervisor information

Learner Journey is a prototype app, which is not yet in market.

Licence Ready

Licence ready is an integrated and fully functional mobile and desktop app that changes how learner drivers log their hours. The app facilitates online collaboration between the learner driver and supervising drivers, and allows goal setting, lesson planning and the building of driver competencies.

Key features include:

  • Accurate capture of learner driving hours, including date, time, mileage, weather conditions, traffic conditions, GPS tracking and instructor feedback
  • Effortless data capture – intuitive navigation, drop-down menus and radio buttons. Very limited use of keyboard required
  • Auto-disable while car is in motion – preventing learner drivers from using the app whilst driving
  • 24 learning goals and approximately 140 lesson plans built into the app
  • In-advance planning of driving route
  • GPS tracking of practice route

Licence Ready currently has free and paid versions available. While learner drivers can use the app as an aid to complete their log book, the app should not be used in place of the paper log book. Licence Ready will not be accepted as a log book until the incubation program has been completed and the app is determined to be viable and safe for learner drivers.

L2P

L2P connects learner drivers with eligible local supervisor drivers, to ensure parents with busy timetables don’t hold up their learner from earning their hours. The app includes a mini league competition that maximises learner drivers’ interest in building driver competencies through peer comparison.

Key features include:

  • Allows learners to find local supervisor drivers
  • Accurate tracking of driver experience – no chance for fraud
  • Accredited driving courses encouraged within app – increasing road safety
  • Registration and log book entries communicated seamlessly with Roads and Maritime
  • Real time data provides accurate records
  • Mini league structure includes 20 levels of driver competency
  • Automatically records driver behaviours – enables better assessment and building of driver competencies

L2P is currently available on the Apple Store and is in development for Google Play. While learner drivers can use the app as an aid to complete their log book, the app should not be used in place of the paper log book. L2P will not be accepted as a log book until the incubation program has been completed and the app is determined to be viable and safe for learner drivers.

Ezylog

EzyLog significantly reduces the manual input into log books and eliminates the need for manual calculations. The app is simple to use with learners selecting their supervisor, car and odometer reading; and EzyLog doing the rest.

Find out more about the winners of the challenge and which apps were endorsed by Transport for NSW by clicking the button below.

ENDORSED APPS
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