The most significant way to learn is from your own mistakes. One way to do that is through increased awareness.
I argue that if people were more aware to their mistakes they would learn more from each experience and decrease their chances of repeating the same mistake.
That is why I created Aware, a simple road monitoring system that tracks abnormal accelerations while driving. Each abnormality has a severity type that corresponds to a visual light feedback the driver receives while performing each violation. After the drive ends, the route is saved so that the driver could compare his or her history routes for further analysis. The system supports multiple drivers by uniquely identifying each through his or her cellular phone. As an incentive, the driver can share achievements in different social medias.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 32,788 people were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010. Moreover, according to JATO Dynamics, an automotive data provider, the U.S. light vehicle market emits on average 255.6 g/km of CO2. Almost twice as polluting as Europe and Japan.
I strongly believe that through increased awareness of our driving behavior we can lower the number of car accidents on the road and learn how to efficiently consume fuel through better understanding of what consumes more and less. The latter has strong affiliation on the amount of air pollution caused by cars nowadays and may very much decrease pollution and help save our planet.