Shell, through its official local division Pilipinas Shell, recently launched an event called “What Drives You.” This is to reveal the result of the fuel Giant’s recent global endeavour dubbed as the Shell Driving Experiment.
As its name implies, the Shell Driving Experiment focuses on the emotional behaviours of drivers under different situations, locations, and driving conditions, among others. As regard, the experiment utilised cutting edge tech such as chatbots, wearable devices, mobile apps, and weather/traffic data to gather information.
These information include acceleration and braking performances, as well as the the average speed. The premise is that the smoother the driver accelerates, brakes, and the slower his/her average speed, the higher his/her driving performance score goes.
Over 2,000 drivers from 11 countries worldwide, including Malaysia, Germany, The Netherlands, the Philippines, took part in the experiment. In the Philippines alone, more than 300 participants from key areas such as Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao took the challenge and logged on about 2,000 journeys.
As it turns out, Filipino drivers scored the highest driving performance among all the participating countries. The results came out unexpectedly, considering the everyday news reports of erring Pinoy drivers/pedestrians causing all sorts of road mishaps, as well as the worsening traffic and road conditions almost everywhere. But Shell wasn’t bluffing when it presented the by-the-numbers results of the experiment it did here in the country.