We track while you drive with the help of your car's odometer reading and GPS via your phone.
There are two ways we track while you drive.
- GPS via your smartphone
- Your Odometer Reading the at the beginning and end of every month.
We use these 2 methods because no one method is fool proof and both has its advantages and disadvantages.
Both where you drive, and how much you drive, are very important for our advertising brands. GPS location allows us to understand where you drive, and the distance you drive.
You may notice sometimes your GPS tracking is moving faster or slower than your actual mileage. Don't worry, this is expected, given that we are depending on Google and Apple's tracking services (depending on whether you own an Android or iOS device) and GPS tracking can be unreliable if the signal is bad due to weather conditions, or if you're driving under a bridge, inside a tunnel, and especially if either Google or Apple's services goes down.
Because of these reasons (and more), GPS mileage information is not accurate by itself, this is why we ask you to send us the odometer readings of your car at the beginning and end of the month.
Odometer readings help us to verify the distance you drive.
If the GPS mileage is different from the odometer reading, how do we make payment?
When it comes to compensating you for your driving while bumping a brand, our systems look at distance information from the GPS you provide and your odometer reading submissions.
Our system compares both information and does the math for us automatically.
- Should the difference between your GPS and your odometer reading is between 0% to 15%, we will select the one with the higher number of kilometers.
- Should the difference between your GPS and your odometer reading is between 15% to 30%, then we will get the average number of kilometers between the two.
- Should the difference between your GPS and your odometer reading is more than 30%, we will select the one with the lower number of kilometers.
Hope that helps.