Camélys, the Android application for smartphone

CAMÉLYS is your car driving coach. Take on board the mobile Android application on your smartphone and reduce your fuel consumption, inform your relatives of your GPS position, analyze your driving style through statistics …
Discover all the features of the best eco-driving mobile application of the market.

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After purchasing the application on Google Play, at the first startup, the application prompts you to enter some information including an email address. This email address will be your Account ID to login. It is therefore important to choose an address that you use regularly.
Once you click OK to save your entries, you will receive from Apikod an email containing the following elements:

  • Your login (it is the email address you have chosen)
  • A password (you may change it once within your account)
  • A link that leads you directly to the connection to your account

Once your account is created, it is not possible to change the email address.

 

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The smartphone must be fixed on a good quality support (to avoid vibrations on the phone while driving) and placed on the vehicle windscreen.
The smartphone must be placed as vertical as possible and may be facing lightly the driver.
Furthermore, we remind you that the driver should look very briefly (and from time to time) at the application on a particular point like the eco-driving rate for example.
By doing so, you remain in full control of your vehicle and can see the improvements of your driving style.
The period of apprenticeship takes several weeks or even months to be a “pro” in eco-driving.
Be patient and never give up!

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The driver should not be distracted in its driving mission and much less interact on a keyboard.
The application therefore prohibits the possibility of any inputs when the speed read by the GPS reaches or exceeds 5 km/h.
Safety first!

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You just need to launch the application and drive.
Easy, isn’t it?

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If the application knows the trip destination, then it will display the estimated arrival time. This arrival date is updated every minute if the trip has already been made once, otherwise the update is performed every 5 minutes.

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When you arrive at a destination, the application compares the place of arrival to a potentially existing location you pre-populated. If the location is known, the application asks you to confirm that it is the end of your trip. If the location is unknown, it asks you to assign a name for the purpose of a next trip towards this place.
By answering “Do not Save”, the data associated to the trip will be stored in the database except the name of the destination.
To fully exploit the performance of Camélys, it is strongly recommended to save destinations by giving them a name.

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Much information is available in the FAQ on the website, in videos (YouTube) or also through a keyword search that is located at the top right of the website.
If the information is still insufficient for you, click on the Contact link and make your inquiry by selecting the theme “I want to ask a commercial question”.
Apikod will reply by return mail.

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Click on the Contact link. Then, you should select the theme “I found a bug in an application”

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Every second, the application calculates an eco-driving rate (trip score) and assigns it a value. Imagining that the first minute (i.e. 60 points), the calculated points are all 100%-rate points, if the 61st measuring point worths 0%, the rate will decrease from 100% to 98.36%.
Repeating the same calculation but after 10 minutes at 100% (i.e. 600 points), the rate will decrease from 100% to 99.83%.
It is therefore normal that at the beginning, the rate varies greatly and then varies less. What can be said that for short trips, the eco-driving rate will be less favourable than for long trips. This is generally correlated with the fuel consumption.

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For the time being, the eco-driving rate gives a relative indication on his driving style and not an absolute one.
Furthermore, the eco-driving rate depends heavily on the quality of the GPS signal and the quality of the GPS on your smartphone (some brands should be avoided as to the performance of their GPS chip).
The application thus remains an aid to better drive and therefore to consume less fuel.

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Acceleration and braking are mainly involved in the eco-driving rate. Other parameters have also an influence on the calculation, such as:

  • The speed, that penalizes the rate beyond 110km/h
  • The slopes beyond 2%

Descents can increase the eco-driving rate in the right direction but it depends on a number of other combined factors.

The good practice to reduce the acceleration and braking is the anticipation of the driving, that’s to say by looking as far as possible and anticipating the actions of other drivers:

  • Adapt your speed when approaching roundabouts or traffic lights
  • Maintain safe distance allowing smooth slowdown even if the vehicle ahead brakes suddenly

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Of course not!
You must strictly look ahead at the road.
The right method is to drive normally and safely, to have a quick look at the application (and from time to time) on a particular point (e.g. eco-driving rate).
Doing so, you stay in control of your driving and you can see the progress on your driving style.

Learning takes several weeks to be a “pro” eco-driver.

So patience and perseverance!

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The current Camélys version doesn’t allow this function.

This possibility is not envisaged in the future versions.

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The current Camélys version doesn’t allow this function.

It will be possible to change a destination in the future versions.

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he current Camélys version doesn’t allow this function.

It will be possible to change a destination in the future versions.

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Two possible situations:

  • You kept a receipt or an invoice
    • Enter data on the number of litres and the price of your receipt
    • Estimate the mileage at the time of full tank (look at the date on your receipt)

  • You have not kept the receipt or invoice
    • At the next full tank, you enter the data
    • At the bottom of the input screen, you select the “New full tank reference” box. You will need to wait for the next full tank to get the fuel consumption of your vehicle

The good idea is to keep receipts or fuel bills!

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Camélys considers that a trip of less than 500 meters is not a trip that must be done with a car!
Trips of less than 500 meters are therefore not recorded.
However, there is no maximum trip length limit.
Taking an extreme with people travelling on vacation (e.g. 1000km to drive with of course relaxing breaks), the application will store about 60,000 records.
This is very few compared to the mobile storage capacities.

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Every second, a score is assigned to the eco-driving rate since the beginning of the trip.
The scores are as follows:

  • Very good driving: 1 green point
  • Good driving: 1 yellow point
  • Poor driving: 1 orange point
  • Inappropriate driving: 1 red point

One of the important items of the score is the measurement of the acceleration or deceleration of the car. As this measurement is accurate, the driver can easily get an orange or a red point.
Once an orange or red point is assigned, it becomes then impossible to achieve 100% eco-driving.

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For the time being, this function is not available outside France.
We will do our best to implement country per country this interesting function.

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To calculate the cost of a trip, Camélys take into account the following parameters:

  • The fuel cost
  • The average cost for maintenance and repair (including spare parts)

These costs are based on the French average car fleet of 2012.

Each kilometre, the application calculates the trip cost taking into account your driving style. With a trip score greater than 88%, your are making savings, and with a trip score smaller than 88%, you are loosing money.

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The “favorites” function is not available for the moment.

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The procedure described here allows the download by logging in from your desktop computer.
We must follow the following simple steps:

  • Open your Internet browser
  • Open the Google search page
  • Connect to your Google account with the button at the top right of your browser
  • Once connected, go to Google Play directly by clicking the dark grey button at the right end-side of this screen. The link brings you directly to the Camélys application.
  • Google Play then displays the Camélys application compatibility vis-à-vis your smartphone. If you have multiple smartphones with the same account, Google Play offers you to select the one you want to install the application.
  • Just click on the green “Buy” button to start downloading the Camélys application on your mobile. It may be that your phone prompts you to log into your Google account. You should enter the data connection of your Google account.

PS: Google Account = your address xxxxxx@gmail.com

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For whom?

For all drivers

All drivers We are all eco-responsible vis-à-vis of our planet; with savings as a bonus!
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For young drivers

Young driver The driving learning is a long process with quite a lot of tricky situations.
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Fleet of vehicles The fuel reduction of your fleet is a major concern.
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