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Teletrac Navman announces AI-powered Smart Dashcam
Mon, 28th Feb 2022
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Teletrac Navman has announced the launch of the Smart Dashcam, a camera that utilises technology with AI-enabled features.

The forward-facing high-definition dashcam, which uses the power of edge computing technology, is designed to capture and analyse footage in real-time to identify external and in-vehicle events to alert drivers of potentially dangerous situations.

Teletrac Navman says the camera captures and analyses every moment of drive time, and the combination of AI, telematics data, and onboard sensors allow the Smart Dashcam to instantly detect and determine when and how driving events are occurring.

The company adds that by doing this, it intends to promote a safer driving culture in transport organisations and that this dashcam offers managers a comprehensive picture of safety and driver behaviour.

Some of the camera's features include a built-in scorecard as well as driver coaching, which gives drivers automatic notifications of events as they occur, providing real-time visibility into risky behaviour and continual performance coaching opportunities to help businesses successfully manage risk.

Teletrac Navman says these features, combined with analytics and captured footage, help to promote healthy competition between drivers, provide structure for rewards, and a method for managing on-road behaviour while giving greater opportunity for continual improvement.

Additionally, footage and accompanying information from the vehicle is available to the back office at any time, affording operators the ability to request footage, ensure the safety of drivers on the road and protect companies against fraudulent incident claims.

Teletrac Navman says the Smart Dashcam is made for companies that operate fleets of vehicles, from light-commercial through to trucks.

It adds that it complements and enhances the capabilities of Teletrac Navman's fleet management and regulatory compliance solutions by providing fleet managers, safety managers and vehicle owners with critical insights into safety, behaviour, and efficiencies.

“We know that safety starts with visibility, and our AI-powered Smart Dashcams solution provides customers with first-hand view into the safety of drivers in their vehicles, helping everyone in the business to ensure safety, improve overall efficiency, incident protection against fraudulent claims, and reduce the risky driving behaviours that can lead to collisions,” Teletrac Navman chief product officer Andrew Rossington says.

Referring to Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport data from 2020, the company says there were 55 fatal crashes and 130 serious injury crashes involving trucks on New Zealand roads that year, with 61 killed and 166 seriously injured as a result.

Teletrac Navman says the Smart Dashcam improves driver performance by measuring events that occur on the road against key safety and performance metrics as they occur, for example, rolling through stop signs, close driving, and other drivers changing lanes nearby.  

The Smart Dashcam joins Teletrac Navman's growing safety and performance solutions. These include the recently announced VT102 AI-enabled device, enhancements to the Driver Scorecard feature and NZTA-approved electronic driver logbook assisting drivers in managing their work time and rest compliance reporting.