The FICO® Safe Driving Score combines several factors including length of trip, duration, negative events (such as Harsh Braking), and positive events or Smooth Maneuvers (such as gradual, gentle stopping, starting and turning). These Smooth Maneuvers include:
- Smooth Start: A Smooth Start is the opposite of Harsh Acceleration. Mentor measures gradual acceleration from a stationary position up to speed and determines if the driver is always below a safe g-force threshold.
- Smooth Stop: Like Smooth Start, Smooth Stopping is safe and gradual deceleration to a stop that is consistently below a certain g-force.
- Smooth Turn: Like Smooth Start and Smooth Stop, Smooth Turning is the opposite of Harsh Cornering and is also g-force threshold based. Mentor identifies that the driver has made a turn from one road to another, ignoring bends/curves on the same road. Then the g-force of that turn is measured and, if below the safe threshold of 0.5g for the whole turn, a Smooth Turn will be registered.