Team Hermes' project, also called Hermes, is an in-car device that can plug into the diagnostics port on the dashboard of any car manufactured since the year 2000. It monitors a driver's behavior, keeping track of things such as speed, RPM and G-force, and sends that information to the cloud, where it is analyzed. That data is sent to a smartphone application on both the driver and the vehicle owner's phones, so anxious parents sending their teens out for the first time can rest a little easier. The device beeps, warning drivers when they are being unsafe, and also if a dangerous road is approaching. Drivers can track their journeys on the Hermes software and see if they are improving and how they compare safety-wise to other drivers.
Team Hermes has been in talks with the Irish Road Safety Authority to develop their product. They were also approached by an American insurance company while they were in town for the Imagine Cup.