Child driving parents vehicle - how does it know who driver is?

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My child will be driving a vehicle that is driven by my wife and I. How does the device know who the driver is? Or does it log all drivers regardless of who the driver is and report that out as my teen drivers?
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Bryan Walker

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Hey Bryan,

Thanks for reaching out and for your question.

At this time, Automatic cannot detect who the driver is nor can you edit who drove the vehicle at any given time. If all the members in the car have Automatic downloaded to their phone, the adapter will start to sync the trip to whichever phone it manages to pair with first. This is an issue we are aware of, and something we are planning to address in a future version of the product.

If your child is using our License+ product, it would actually be required that you and/or your wife disconnects the adapter from the car if you are not using Automatic. Otherwise, the next time your child drives the car and connects to the adapter, any of that data would then sync to their account.

You can find more information regarding this matter at this FAQ post.

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