The world’s first dashcams appeared on the dashboards of police vehicles in the 1930s. The camera’s main purpose was to record traffic violators in the act.
Fast forward to the 21st century and many fleets are now choosing to install dashcams in their vehicles to alert them of oncoming hazards and add an extra layer of driver safety.
AI dashcams use artificial intelligence to analyze road conditions and driver behavior to help reduce distracted driving and prevent accidents.
How can AI make a dashcam better?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a burgeoning area in computer science that interprets millions of data points. It helps build computers capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.
KeepTruckin’s AI Dashcam is powered by the leading-edge AI processor and advanced computer vision algorithms that detect unsafe driving with industry-leading accuracy.
When the AI Dashcam detects unsafe driving behaviors like cell phone usage and close following, it instantly notifies drivers with in-cab audio and visual alerts so they can modify their behavior in the crucial seconds that matter most.
How can AI improve safety and efficiency for fleets?
Whether you manage a fleet of delivery vans, long-haul trucks, or even construction equipment, an AI dashcam can be the safety solution that improves your overall safety record while reducing your operating costs — making your fleet safer and more profitable.
Improved driver safety
The safety of your drivers and your fleet, along with everyone on the road, is imperative. By installing AI dashcams into your fleet of vehicles, your drivers will receive alerts for what could pose a risk.
AI-enabled dashcams improve driver safety by collecting and assessing data of what’s happening on the road. When applied, the technology uses predictive analytics and risk mitigation to assess real-time conditions of the road. The driver will be warned of any oncoming dangers so they can tailor their actions accordingly.
KeepTruckin’s AI Dashcam also detects where there’s room to correct driver performance. If the driver isn’t adhering to speed limits or is driving too close to other vehicles, they’ll receive a notification to amend their behaviors as required. The driver will then receive coaching to encourage safe driving going forward.
Because AI dashcams help prevent accidents, they’ll save your business money over time. With safety videos automatically captured and uploaded, the system can suggest which areas the driver would benefit from coaching.
With KeepTruckin, drivers are automatically shown personalized videos through their Driver App, allowing them to assess what happened on the road and amend their behaviors as needed. This, in turn, leads to fewer road accidents, which means you won’t spend as much on vehicle repairs and maintenance. More importantly, drivers get home safe and we keep the roads safer for everyone.
Under the right conditions, you could also pay less on insurance claims. If an accident occurs caused by another road user, the footage captured by the AI dashcam can then be sent to insurance companies for review. If the footage proves the driver was not at fault for the accident, the captured footage can then be used as evidence to exonerate the driver.
Texas-based TZC Services, for example, benefitted from KeepTruckin technology when one of their drivers was involved in a collision. Because the recorded footage proved the driver wasn’t at fault, he was immediately exonerated, saving the company millions.
There’s also a growing trend among insurance providers offering reduced premiums to fleets that have installed safety devices such as dashcams.
Canada’s Tri-Pol Enterprises, for example, used the data correlated from KeepTruckin’s dashcams to cut their renewal rate from 45% to only 17%. As the Tri-pol example makes clear, insurance providers are more likely to offer reduced premiums because dashcams have recognizable value in safety and high-quality driver coaching.
Aside from video recording, AI Dashcams interpret analytics to assess general driving data. This technology helps fleets to work more efficiently. For example, monitoring the driver’s location allows fleet managers to detect upcoming route complications like heavy congestion and suggest alternative routes.
The AI also synthesizes the data gathered from regular driving patterns, including average speed, brake usage, travel distances, and fuel consumption. This information can provide greater detail on the vehicle’s performance in areas that could affect fleet efficiency.
Why KeepTruckin’s AI Dashcam is the safety solution for your fleet
If you’re just looking to record footage, a regular dashcam is fine. But the artificial intelligence used in the KeepTruckin AI Dashcam gives you more, including high-risk behavior detection and real-time in-cab alerts, all to keep everyone on the road safe.
The KeepTruckin enhanced AI safety platform
Precision is key to accident prevention. Powered by the leading-edge AI processor and advanced computer vision algorithms, the KeepTruckin AI Dashcam instantly detects unsafe driving with industry-leading accuracy. When drivers get an alert, they know it matters.
Key features of the AI Dashcam include: industrial-grade reliability, 1440p crystal-clear HD video resolution and a wide field of view for more coverage, up to 104 hours of camera storage, and a built-in Quick Capture feature button.
Another layer of KeepTruckin’s AI safety platform is its advanced event intelligence technology and in-house safety teams who analyze every AI Dashcam video within seconds to determine the context and severity of each event. Videos that don’t represent actual risk are filtered out, and the remaining video footage is prioritized based on risk levels. At the completion of a trip, drivers can review their videos directly in their Driver App and are coached on correctable behaviors, enabling safety departments to operate more efficiently.
Reduce future risk with DRIVE
Instead of managing safety one video event at a time, KeepTruckin’s proprietary DRIVE risk score provides a holistic view of your drivers’ performance and benchmarks every behavior against KeepTruckin’s 400,000+ vehicle network. DRIVE automatically pinpoints specific behaviors to coach while simultaneously identifying safe driving behaviors, so incentivizing top driver performance and increasing driver retention is made easier.
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