SAFEDRIVEPOD QUICK START GUIDE

When the SafeDrivePod is installed, it is a great product that protects us almost imperceptibly against our deepest smart phone urges in traffic.
However, it is not always as easy to get the system working.
This page will support you with the installation.


Install the de app

Before you start: turn Bluetooth on, but do NOT go to Android Bluetooth settings to pair the SafeDrivePod. The connection with the SafeDrivePod will be taken care of by the SafeDrivePod app.

Step 1

Download the SafeDrivePod app from the Google Play Store: search on ‘SafeDrivePod’ and install the app and open it.

      

Step 2

Did you register via the PC? If you are already registered via the PC (see below), then you can log in with your phone number (including country code) and your password. Continue with step 5.

Not yet registered?

If you are not registered yet, please press the 'Register' button. Fill out your phone number (including country code), create a password and fill out the contract number you received with your SafeDrivepod.

  

Step 3 You received a verification text message (SMS). Please copy the 6 digits in the app.

   

Step 4 Enter your name and email address.

You will receive a verification email. In this email you will find a link to the SafeDrivePod website. Click this link. You don't have to do anything more on this page and you can go back to the app and press the 'Next' button.

Step 5 You are logged in now. What is remaining is connecting the SafeDrivePod to the app. Please make sure your Bluetooth is turned on. Go to settings: the three dots in the right upper corner. Click on 'Cars'*). To add a car (in fact it is a SafeDrivePod), click the plus button in the bottom right.

*) In case your company has chosen for the 'All pods' option, you won't find this. The app will connect automatically to all SafeDrivePods it can find. This is convenient for drivers on more than one car/truck.

    

The app will start searching for a SafeDrivePod. Please move the pod a bit to make sure it starts transmitting and that it is the only one within a radius of about 10 meters.

     

When the app has found the SafeDrivePod, it will show the device on screen. Click the found SafeDrivePod, so that it will appear in the list of connected cars. You are ready now. Click the arrow in the top left to return to home page.


Usage

Step 1 Place or stick-down the SafeDrivePod somewhere in the car’s interior cabin. It does not need to be visible. With relation to warmth, avoid placing it near the car’s glass panes.

Step 2 You are now set-up and ready to go. The app is always running in the background and searching for your SafeDrivePod. As soon as the app has found the SafeDrivePod and you are moving quicker than 10km/h, it will conclude that you are driving your car and the app will initialise the ‘lock’ screen to come into your view. You are then unable to access your telephone. However, Internet still works.

You are still able to make and receive hands-free calls, unless this is switched off by your employer.

If your car stops, after 20 seconds of standing still the ‘lock’ on your telephone is released and you have full access to all functions. Be extra careful with the use of your telephone in the traffic!

In an emergency, you can press the SOS button while driving or, if you have stopped and are still within the 20 second lock-down range. You then have full access to all the functions of your telephone.

Please note: we monitor the use of the SOS button which is only intended for use in emergencies.

Additionally, in order for the app to function correctly, the Bluetooth and GPS on the telephone need be switched on at all times. If you switch off the app, GPS or Bluetooth, this will be automatically recorded.

Battery use on modern phones is barely influenced by Bluetooth or location services.


Registration via the PC

Step 1: Go to www.safedrivepod.com on your PC and click on ‘Register’ (the top right of the home page).

Step 2: Enter in your telephone number (including the country code) and the contract number. Choose and enter in your own new password. Click on ‘Next’.

Step 3: You will receive an SMS on your telephone with a number attached. Enter this number in where indicated on your PC screen and click on ‘Next’.

Step 4: Enter in your name and additional information and click on ‘Next’.

Step 5: A verification email has been sent to your email address. Open this email and click on ‘Verify’.

Step 6: Registration is now complete.


Navigation

With the Android version it is possible to use a navigation app while you are driving. Before you set off you can choose the favourite navigation app via settings. If your favourite app is not in your setting options, please let us know and we will add this to the list.

Before you start driving, click on the navigation button which is on the bottom right hand side of the screen, in the SafeDrivePod app. The chosen navigation app will then start automatically, you can enter the destination of your journey and the navigation will then begin to calculate your car journey. When you begin to drive, your telephone will lock automatically (you will see the word ‘locked’ on the screen), however, the navigation app remains visible. If you try to leave the navigation app by clicking on the home button, the telephone will automatically go back to the SafeDrivePod app and will return to the navigation app within a few seconds.


Important information

In order to monitor whether you are actually driving the vehicle, we use the GPS from the telephone. Therefore, it is important that your telephone has GPS switched on.
For Android: go to Location settings and switch on.

If you want to prohibit other apps from using the location services, you can do that in the individual set up from each app via Android settings.

SafeDrivePod does not store location details.


Additional information

Your family members can use the SafeDrivePod in the same way (so multiple users per SafeDrivePod is possible). If you wish to have an additional SafeDrivePod for your second vehicle, please send a message to info@safedrivepod.com.

If you make changes to your vehicle type, for example, changing your lease car or temporarily changing your vehicle (rental or company pool car), please do not forget to take your SafeDrivePod with you!

The SafeDrivePod has a 4 year lifespan.

We wish you a safe driving experience!

Install the de app

Before you start: turn Bluetooth on, but do NOT go to iOS Bluetooth settings to pair the SafeDrivePod. The connection with the SafeDrivePod will be taken care of by the SafeDrivePod app.

Step 1

Download the SafeDrivePod app from the Apple App Store: search on ‘SafeDrivePod’ and install the app and open it.

The Apple iOS operating system asks you two questions about the usage of the app.

     

Please allow the SafeDrivePod app to access location data. It is necessary to measure whether your speed is higher than 10 km/h. Further, the app does not make use of location information. Please allow the SafeDrivePod app to use notifications. In both cases press 'Allow'.

Step 2

Did you register via the PC? If you are already registered via the PC (see below), then you can log in with your phone number (including country code) and your password. Continue with step 5.

Not yet registered?

If you are not registered yet, please press the 'Register' button. Fill out your phone number (including country code), create a password and fill out the contract number you received with your SafeDrivepod.

   

Step 3 You received a verification text message (SMS). Please copy the 6 digits in the app.

Step 4 Enter your name and email address.

                                       

You will receive a verification email. In this email you will find a link to the SafeDrivePod website. Click this link. You don't have to do anything more on this page and you can go back to the app and press the 'Next' button.

Step 5 You are logged in now. What is remaining is connecting the SafeDrivePod to the app. Please make sure your Bluetooth is turned on. Go back to the home page of the app and click on 'Add car' in the upper left corner*).

*) In case your company has chosen for the 'All pods' option, you won't find this. The app will connect automatically to all SafeDrivePods it can find. This is convenient for drivers on more than one car/truck. Please note: when you enter a new vehicle, make sure the app runs in the foreground (click the SafeDrivePod app icon): you will then see the 'Bluetooth pairing request': see below.

The app will start searching for a SafeDrivePod. Please move the pod a bit to make sure it starts transmitting and that it is the only one within a radius of about 10 meters.

    

When the app has found the SafeDrivePod, it will show the device on screen. Click the found SafeDrivePod, so that it will appear in the list of connected cars. The operating system iOS will then ask if the SafeDrivePod needs to be paired with the system: select ‘Pair’.

It is important that you select 'Pair' in the Bluetooth Pairing Request dialog, else the app will not function.

To make sure the connecting is working, we ask you to test it by clicking on 'Test connection'. If all is well, the screen turns black. If not, you will see the pairing request and the question to test the connection once more. If the screen went black, the connection is working. Please use the home button to access the home page of the iPhone again.


Usage

Step 1 Place or stick-down the SafeDrivePod somewhere in the car’s interior cabin. It does not need to be visible. With relation to warmth, avoid placing it near the car’s glass panes.

Step 2 You are now set-up and ready to go. The app is always running in the background and searching for your SafeDrivePod. As soon as the app has found the SafeDrivePod and you are moving quicker than 10km/h, it will conclude that you are driving your car and the app will initialise the ‘lock’ screen to come into your view. You are then unable to access your telephone. However, Internet still works.

You are still able to make and receive hands-free calls, unless this is switched off by your employer.

If your car stops, after 20 seconds of standing still the ‘lock’ on your telephone is released and you have full access to all functions. Be extra careful with the use of your telephone in the traffic!

In an emergency, you can use emergency option while driving or, if you have stopped and are still within the 20 second lock-down range. On the lock screen of your iPhone you will see a notification with the message that you can swipe to the right to unlock your phone. You then have full access to all the functions of your telephone.

Please note: we monitor the use of the emergency option which is only intended for use in emergencies.

Additionally, in order for the app to function correctly, the Bluetooth and GPS on the telephone need be switched on at all times. If you switch off the app, GPS or Bluetooth, this will be automatically recorded.


Battery use

Battery use on modern phones is barely influenced by Bluetooth or location services. However, in case an app uses these functions, this obviously consumes power.

We have designed the SafeDrivePod with battery use in mind:

When you are not in your car: the app cannot find a SafeDrivePod and will go to low power mode. It will not consume any power. Please note: to make this work, the app has to run in the background. Do not swipe away the app (so that you cannot find it back in the list of running apps when you double click the home button), because the app will still continue to function, but will use GPS to keep running. This will consume power!

So for optimal battery performance: please keep the app running in the background at all times.

When you are in your care: the app will find a SafeDrivePod and is activated. Also GPS will switch on to measure your speed. Now, the app consumes power. In case you spend a lot of time in your care, a in car charger is recommended.

Registration via the PC

Step 1: Go to www.safedrivepod.com on your PC and click on ‘Register’ (the top right of the home page).

Step 2: Enter in your telephone number (including the country code) and the contract number. Choose and enter in your own new password. Click on ‘Next’.

Step 3: You will receive an SMS on your telephone with a number attached. Enter this number in where indicated on your PC screen and click on ‘Next’.

Step 4: Enter in your name and additional information and click on ‘Next’.

Step 5: A verification email has been sent to your email address. Open this email and click on ‘Verify’.

Step 6: Registration is now complete.


Navigation

Unfortunately, iOS does not allow an app to find out what app is running in the foreground. That means that the SafeDrivePod app does not know whether you want to use your favorite navigation app or that you are typing an email. To guarantee your safety, we are forced to lock your screen when you are driving faster than 10 km/h. Of course, you can listen to spoken directions of your navigation app and listen to music on apps like Spotify.


Important information

In order to monitor whether you are actually driving the vehicle, we use the GPS from the telephone. Therefore, it is important that your telephone has GPS switched on.
For iOS: go to Location settings and switch on.

If you want to prohibit other apps from using the location services, you can do that in the individual set up from each app via iOS settings.

SafeDrivePod does not store location details.


Additional information

Your family members can use the SafeDrivePod in the same way (so multiple users per SafeDrivePod is possible). If you wish to have an additional SafeDrivePod for your second vehicle, please send a message to info@safedrivepod.com.

If you make changes to your vehicle type, for example, changing your lease car or temporarily changing your vehicle (rental or company pool car), please do not forget to take your SafeDrivePod with you!

The SafeDrivePod has a 4 year lifespan.

We wish you a safe driving experience!


Handleiding Huawei

Appendix: Power management settings

For some brands of telephones (Android), for example, Huawei, there is an active ‘power manager’ or ‘battery manager’. These can stop the functioning of apps if they are not registered on a special list. The SafeDrivePod app uses minimal energy, however, it does not sit as standard in the screen listing because it is not yet a well known app.

In order for the app to work well, the user needs to put the app in the aforementioned special list. Below are instructions for how you can do this.

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We wish you a safe driving experience!

The SafeDrivePod support team.