Today, there are more than 15.5 million trucks operating in the United States, and the industry logs more than 430 billion miles annually, which can lead to road safety concerns and significant accident risk. At Trimble, we believe video is an integral safety tool for reducing that risk for drivers and fleet owners and operators in order to more effectively manage fleets.
That’s why we’re proud to share that our Video Intelligence solution has been named Fleet Management Solution of the Year from the 2022 AutoTech Breakthrough Awards, which recognizes standout automotive and transportation companies, services and products throughout the world.
Trimble’s Video Intelligence solution has played a key role in integrated safety programs around the world for years by saving lives, mitigating risk and improving safety for drivers.
Video Intelligence goes far beyond basic dash cameras for surveillance and investigation – the strategic technology becomes a key component in safety programs, encompassing driver fatigue, distraction and road hazard monitors and alerts, and is a major risk reduction tool for drivers and fleet managers.
Trimble Video Intelligence supports up to four easily-configurable cameras that monitor the road and drivers in high resolution. The Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is a 1920x1080-pixel forward-facing camera that warns of unintentional road lane departures, provides forward collision notifications and more.
The solution records data directly from the Engine Control Module (ECM), and processes it in near real-time using a reliable and powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, providing drivers feedback on the go, and makes it easier for fleets to reward good driving habits as well.
Onboard Event Recording (OER) combined with high-resolution video documentation provides critical detail in case of an accident or incident. The solution streamlines the review process by segmenting footage with computer vision and machine learning, and fast data retrieval ensures efficient review of video footage.
Trimble’s Video Intelligence platform also features a Cabin Intelligent Monitor (CIM) which monitors for driver fatigue, distraction, seat belt use, smoking and more, giving fleet managers the opportunity to identify unsafe practices and risky driving behaviors, and work with drivers to coach better driving habits for increased safety.
Dynamic Driver Defense, or DCube, is another innovative solution within Trimble’s Video Intelligence platform that prevents incidents on the road by notifying drivers of potential incidents in real-time. The small in-cab notification device is installed on truck dashboards and provides audio alerts and visual warnings to keep drivers safe from hazards on the road such as following distance, lane departure, distraction in the cab and more.
In addition to forward-facing cameras, Trimble Video Intelligence also features several camera options to provide a more complete view around a fleet’s vehicles, including pod cameras that mount on either side of a vehicle to capture events that take place alongside a vehicle, such as in adjacent lanes of traffic or in a driver’s blind spots; as well as a rear-facing camera mounted on the back of a tractor.
Trimble’s Video Intelligence solution promotes safety as a habit, and can protect and exonerate drivers and carriers as an objective witness in the event of an accident. Monitoring driver behavior in-cab and coaching drivers to improve their driving habits can potentially save lives, while also reducing operating expenses.
Learn more about how Video Intelligence can mitigate risk and improve driver safety here.