The introduction of a new system that allows trucks to use multiple cameras for a 360-degree assessment to avoid collision risks was announced by SmartDrive at 8:00 a.m. ET, on April 30, 2017, in PR Newswire. The video safety system can utilize up to four cameras, simultaneously triggered to work together to gather insight into high-risk driving situations.
This is the company’s latest endeavor to improve the capabilities of SmartDrive, invented as a solution for the trucking industry to avoid risks that lead to collisions and blame. The accident avoidance tool was released on Sunday, at the National Private Truck Council Annual Conference and Exhibition.
The SmartDrive 360 works as a quick analyzing tool. Once a collision or incident happens, the information can be offloaded immediately and reviewed by an expert driving analyst, usually within an hour of occurrence. Then, an alert is sent to inform users about a collision to allow for quick response in improving safety.
The new innovative multiple camera system delivers an improved understanding as to what maneuvers may be responsible for a collision. The camera tool also protects truck drivers from blame by providing video proof. Truck fleet owners can use the tool to upgrade programs regarding safety and reduce collision accidents that lead to insurance claims.
Steve Mitgang, CEO of SmartDrive, explained the added benefits the improved-on system will provide in avoiding collision risks for truck companies and drivers:
By capturing triggered video across these additional cameras, fleets can now gain immediate visibility to the highest risk—and most costly events—in and around their vehicles.
Cameras are triggered automatically when a truck encounters a risk type action, such as swerving, a collision, or attempting a U-turn. The driver can also manually start the recording if he or she wishes to. Four cameras work in unison to capture video from all angles. This newest addition to SmartDrive is an add-on to the in-cab and forward-facing cameras the company has been offering.
A tool, called the SmartRecorder, automatically offloads all the videos to be sent immediately for expert assessment. Before the implementation of the new system, the in-cab and forward-facing cameras only allowed for on-demand viewing. The new camera tool delivers video within minutes of an incident, allowing for accident prevention in providing new safety measures.
Written by Carol Ruth Weber
edited by Jeanette Smith
PR Newswire: SmartDrive Announces Another Video-Safety First With 360-Degree Triggering
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