New video security systems do more for less
Just as the ELD mandate has led to an expansion of fleet telematics and mobility platforms, road hauliers have seen a new wave of products enter the market in response to the insurance crisis to better protect their businesses against the risk of accident.
Three of the latest developments from KeepTruckin, VideoProtects from JJ Keller and CameraMatics show major improvements in computing power and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect a wide range of risky driving behavior at economical prices.
KeepTruckin started selling its first generation camera about four years ago and has an installation base of over 100,000 devices. The company now has 2,500 employees worldwide and recently raised $ 190 million with a market valuation of $ 2.3 billion.
KeepTruckin has been developing its next-generation Dashcam AI for over a year in collaboration with Ambarella, a company that is perhaps best known for developing chipsets and video compression technology for GoPro cameras.
Ambarella’s hardware has ultra-high 1440p HD video resolution and a wide field of view for greater coverage. The camera storage can hold up to 104 hours of video which can be retrieved on demand.
The hardware has the computing power to support KeepTruckin’s computer vision algorithms that accurately detect and alert drivers to unsafe behaviors, including close tracking distance, cell phone use, fatigue, and driving. not using a seat belt.
KeepTruckin now has an internal security team to analyze each video in seconds to determine the context and severity of risky behavior. Videos that do not represent an actual risk are filtered out and the remaining video footage is prioritized according to the level of risk.
The AI Dashcam service includes a DRIVE score that compares each safety event to the entire KeepTruckin network of over 400,000 vehicles operated by over 100,000 fleets. The DRIVE score identifies specific behaviors to be coached and identifies safe driving behaviors.
KeepTruckin said CCJ this material for its new AI Dashcam will be priced at $ 100 and with a monthly subscription of less than $ 15.
New video from JJ Keller
JJ Keller & Associates offers a new VideoProtects video surveillance service available on Geotab Marketplace, a place where fleets can access an ecosystem of applications and add-ons for their Geotab ELD and telematics platform.
VideoProtects is software as a service that connects fleets to VideoProtects dash cameras and proprietary AI technology. The technology recognizes driver fatigue, tailgating, forward collision warnings and other risky driving behaviors. In addition, it monitors “trigger” events such as hard braking, sharp turns and collisions detected by Geotab’s on-board platform.
When risky events occur, VideoProtects alerts drivers and sends video footage combined with event data to a fleet’s Geotab system for a “single source of truth,” said Mike Nalepka, Managing Director of VideoProtects by JJ Keller.
The user interface presents videos and analysis in a workflow called “smart thumbnails” that identify risk areas for managers to coach drivers, in person or through a smartphone app. JJ Keller plans to make a video review service available to fleets that want it, Nalepka said.
The thumbnails show a forward-facing and driver-oriented view as well as Geotab’s event triggers. While reviewing video events, users can send clips to drivers for review on their smartphones. Thanks to the integration with Geotab, drivers receive messages when they are not driving.
The rating system ranks drivers on a scale of 100 over the past 30 calendar days.
The video records in 720 or 1080 high definition with 128 GB of storage and optional 256 GB, which contains between three and four weeks of driving video that can be retrieved at any time. The equipment is sold through Geotab resellers in a range of $ 300.
“JJ Keller VideoProtects has assembled a team of world-class people to design a cost-effective yet powerful camera solution that focuses on ease of use and open access to cameras,” said Neil Cawse, CEO of Geotab.
New entry from Ireland
An Irish provider of fleet telematics and security technologies, CameraMatics, recently expanded to the United States.
CameraMatics was founded in 2016 and today has more than 1,000 customers worldwide who operate tens of thousands of vehicles. CameraMatics has increased its subscription base by 300% since January 2020.
The CameraMatics platform includes connected camera technology, vision systems, AI, machine learning and telematics, combined with fleet security modules.
The platform has a mobile driving application with features such as a scorecard, accident reports and equipment inspection reports. Drivers are alerted and can be guided via the app on behaviors such as speed, tailgating, cell phone use, hard braking and fuel consumption.
CameraMatics said CCJ he plans to add an ELD to the platform soon.