Technology such as AI smart dash cams and trigger-based data recorders use a visual to ensure every fleet driver’s safety.

Simply put, today’s dash cams and systems employ a vision-based AI technology that can detect distracted driving, unsafe behaviors like hard braking, and other risky acts to remind your drivers safety comes first.

But how exactly does this technology work to your advantage? Read on to find out more about fleet AI, video telematics, and other processes that work together.

How Vison-Based AI Works and Its Implications for Road Safety

Road capture of a busy interstate with a white truck in the right lane

The most comprehensive vision-based AI combines GPS and video telematics. These two components work together to monitor driver behavior, plan and optimize your travel routines, and track other valuable fleet assets from one source.

Video telematics are responsible for gathering all the necessary sensory data from your fleet vehicle. From here, its system can combine data such as speed, vehicle location, and driver behavior to paint a full picture of what’s going on for the whole vehicle.

Machine telematics enables it to see what’s happening inside and around the vehicle, transmitting data from engine diagnostics, sudden acceleration, fuel efficiency, and brake usage over a cellular connective network. The AI dash cams facing the road and inside the vehicle will analyze driver behavior, the surrounding environment, and other vehicles around—all in real-time.

The data visualized from the dash cams and telematics meet on a central platform that fleet managers can access from one place. Simply put, video telematics gives your company a holistic point-of-view of every driver’s performance and the conditions they face to prevent and plan for better road safety.

Examining the Challenge of Implementing Vision-Based AI in Fleets

Older truck driver using a phone inside a semi. Get driver coaching insights using our Driver-i dash cam

Some drivers might be hesitant about vision-based; they might think the dual-facing dash cams are an invasion of their privacy or that it will only capture their negative behavior. In addition, some might view video telematics as a way to only capture what a driver does wrong.

To overcome these challenges, it’s important for fleet managers to communicate the advantages of vision-based AI.

First, all these work together to ensure their safety on the road. Your drivers are the priority above all else when framed under the safety culture context. It’s also important to emphasize that the in-cab dash cams will also detect positive driver behavior.

Systems like Netradyne’s Driver•i gathers a driver’s best behavior to increase their GreenZone Score. From here, you can emphasize that your top scoring drivers will be rewarded based on their performance.

The bigger picture and specific details from fleet telematics helps managers better plan routes, ensure efficient operations, and schedule the regular maintenance of their vehicles. Showing these benefits ensure drivers their safety, the company regular profit, and an easier way for managers to do their jobs.

Proof from Fleets Who Have Implemented Vision-Based AI in Their Vehicles

Based on the video footage and performance track gathered from vision-based AI, drivers can enjoy virtual coaching to review their strong points and what they can improve on. The AI analyzes the driver’s risky events and then provides behaviors for the manager to review and focus on.

Fleet managers end up decreasing the time spent reviewing videos by 50 percent. The results start with your driver’s performance and expand to the rest of your company, as proven in our Driver•i AI fleet camera system.

Netradyne’s Driveri has reduced distracted driving by 96 percent, boasts 90 percent better compliance scores, and enabled companies with 82 percent fewer insurance claims. All these numbers ensure safety, a good record, and saved costs for the fleet company.

Real Life Scenarios Where Vision-based AI Protected Drivers

Load One owner, John Elliot, emphasizes that safety is the Netradyne program’s number one benefit, which show in their fleet scores improvement and their score safety numbers over time.

The drivers in his company embraced how the technology protected them and their careers as well, after hesitance from their initial impression. Eventually they understood that their protection and safety was the priority through vision-based AI technology.

Final Thoughts

The promise of increased safety and improved driver performance from vision-based AI is here. With the advancement in capturing the whole picture for managers and organized coaching for drivers, fleet companies will surely grow from what is captured from dash cams and analyzed by the AI algorithm.

Explore how AI dash cams and a centralized fleet telematics system can benefit your company with Netradyne today.

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