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Introducing Onlia Sense

Meet the app that’s driving change and creating safer roads for all Canadians.

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by Team Onlia

Our mission at Onlia is to create safer roads and communities in collaboration with Canadians. To that end, we’ve created a fun, engaging way to become a safer driver, for everyone who shares our roads: Onlia Sense is a new mobile application that rewards drivers in Canada for practising safer driving habits.

How it works:

Score your trips

Take a drive and the app will assess your driving behaviour. Each trip you take is scored out of 100. Your score is based on how well you perform in these 5 factors:

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Speed
  • Contextual

In addition to the factors above, the app will also monitor for distracted driving and will record any phone use events. Using these factors, Onlia Sense determines how your driving behaviour decreases, or increases, the likelihood of getting into an accident while on the road. Simply put, the safer you drive, the higher your score is.

Hone your driving

Use in-app insights to help develop your driving technique and stay safer on the road. Use in-app navigation to reach your destination, or simply let the app run in the background while you focus on driving — the app will detect and record your trips automatically. You can then review your trip to see the details of how and where your score was affected. You’ll see a map of where driving events occurred during your trip, and what the nature of the event was. You can boost your score by performing safer driving actions wherever possible, like applying your brakes earlier, taking turns smoothly, keeping your speed in check and staying distraction-free.

Earn rewards

Complete safe-driving challenges to earn vouchers for things you already buy. Onlia issues rewards in the form of badges, and perks. Every perk in Onlia Sense has criteria that, as a driver, you need to meet to unlock it. There are currently 4 perks:

  • Coffee break: Complete 15 consecutive trips without using your phone to earn this $5 Starbucks Card Perk
  • Onlia's finest: Be the best driver you can be to rank in the top 1% this month to earn this $100 Starbucks Card Perk
  • Level up: Improve your monthly score from the previous month by at least 10% to earn this perk. For example, if your monthly score was 80 in March and you achieve 88 in April, then you would earn this $20 Starbucks Card perk.
  • 9 and 3: Drive an entire month without using your phone to earn this $20 Starbucks Card perk.
  • A badge is something you achieve for completing a set of tasks or challenges in Onlia Sense. It’s kind of our way of saying thanks for using the app and driving more safely.


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Easy as 1-2-3!

One question we get asked a lot, is “Are users penalized for unsafe driving?”. No! The whole point of Onlia Sense is to help people drive safer and reward them for doing so. We’re not interested in penalizing mistakes, just helping you become the best driver you can be. We see this as a collaborative effort. (For full conditions of use, click here).

Why not give it a spin? Download Onlia Sense on Google Play or the Apple App Store today. Tweet us your experience using the app @OnliaCA #OnliaCA.

Drive safe. Drive change.

Team Onlia


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