Lytx unveiled new enhancements to its DriveCam video telematics safety program that it says will “streamline workflow, capture even more unsafe driving behaviors, and make fleet tracking easier for fleet managers on the go.” These developments are in addition to the new video-without-limits Unisyn platform and ActiveVision service updates, the company announced recently.
"We have deep partnerships with our clients, and they're our best collaborators in the DriveCam program's evolution," said Lytx chairman and CEO Brandon Nixon. "We are constantly looking for new ways to make their tough jobs easier, and to make the time they have with their drivers more effective."
The DriveCam exception-based video safety program combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalized coaching insights to improve driving behavior. Today, Lytx said it helps protect more than 600,000 commercial and government fleet drivers under its DriveCam program.
DriveCam video is captured by an event recorder mounted on the windscreen of the vehicle. In addition to video camera lenses, the event recorder is packed with sensors that can detect more than 70 driving behaviors, from rapid acceleration to excessive speed. Lytx is also adding new video capture triggers to identify and help extract even more risk from commercial and government fleets.
Rolling stops are common among urban drivers, especially those in a hurry to get to their next service call or delivery, or to complete their route. Lytx said it has developed and patented new way for fleets to identify when their drivers go through a posted stop sign without coming to a complete stop. This Rolling Stop trigger will initiate video capture for use by fleets in coaching the driver to help eliminate the behavior.
Lytx has also developed a new Roll Stability trigger, a way for fleets to identify when their drivers are triggering their third-party roll-stability system, indicating that driving behavior, such as speed, and/or road conditions are inconsistent with the load the driver is hauling. The triggered and captured video can be used by fleets in coaching drivers to help decrease the likelihood of rollover events.
Lytx also announced its new Mobile Fleet Tracking solution, allowing fleet managers and business owners to track and manage their vehicle from any mobile device. Designed with a map interface, Lytx Mobile Fleet Tracking enables:
- Live fleet maps across your phone, tablet and desktop, to understand at a glance and on the go, where each vehicle is
- Vehicle search and list management, to manage your fleet in real time
- GeoFence administration, to track and manage fleet vehicle routes
- Vehicle history, to understand where the vehicle has been, and when data from the service is integrated with DriveCam data to give fleet managers and business owners a more complete picture of driving behavior.
To improve workflow efficiency, Lytx also revealed a redesigned cloud-based workspace for users of the DriveCam Enterprise program.
"Our objective for the new DriveCam Enterprise workspace is to improve efficiency for anyone who relies on DriveCam data to do their job," said Nixon. "We're using the power of our analytics engine to prioritize tasks, generate new visual representations of driver safety performance scores to facilitate better coaching discussions, and help coaches more easily identify drivers who've earned positive recognition."
All of these DriveCam enhancements – the new triggers, Mobile Fleet Tracking, and the redesigned DriveCam Enterprise workspace – are expected to roll out throughout 2017, the company said.