The two most important components of any fleet business are vehicles and drivers. Vehicles must be well-maintained to deliver excellent services and reduce breakdowns. Similarly, drivers must be skilled enough to operate cars safely and on time. Workflow operations will be disrupted if any of these two fails to function properly.
However, when it comes to drivers, fleet companies must take considerable caution. This is because a damaged automobile may be repaired, but paying for a loss of life is inconceivable. As a result, fleet managers must ensure safe operations in addition to efficiency.
Fleet managers could not previously remotely monitor drivers’ performance, but with the advent of fleet telematics technology, they can now receive a bird’s eye view of all operations. The video footage, when supplemented with a dual-facing dash camera, can be utilized to validate drivers’ actions.
A conventional dash camera is positioned on the dashboard and records on-the-road events through the windscreen. On the windshield, however, is a dual-facing dash camera with two camera lenses—one facing the road and the other within the cabin.
Furthermore, these cameras employ powerful AI algorithms and IoT to provide predictive insights that aid in the safety of drivers.
Impact And Incident Detection
Leading dual-facing cameras support 4G, allowing fleet managers to see footage from any device. However, one of the most essential features of such a camera is its ability to detect impact and events. Using complex algorithms, the linked g-sensor and accelerometer detect accidents and extreme conditions. Furthermore, with the ability to activate alarms, the camera notifies fleet managers of crashes or other serious issues. Fleet managers no longer need to continually watch drivers as a result of this.
This is also useful if criminals attempt to steal the automobile. Criminals are interested in obtaining and reselling fleet automobiles because of the high-tech equipment included in them nowadays. When not in use, the camera enters sleep mode rather than turning off. For example, if a car stops at a rest stop and criminals attempt to steal while the drivers are not there, the camera starts recording and informs the driver of an impending collision. In a moment, drivers may run and safeguard their vehicles from robbers.
Impact and event detection safeguard drivers before anything worse happens. Furthermore, timely notification enables fleet management to maintain constant touch with drivers and solve any unanticipated concerns.
Real-Time Location Tracking
The camera’s built-in g-sensor gives drivers and automobiles real-time location information. In the case of an accident, fleet management may use real-time position coordinates to aid drivers. The dual-facing dash camera sends footage directly to the cloud, removing the need for automotive memory disk storage and retrieval. Fleet administrators may examine and restore the customized film from a certain day and time for up to 10 days.
Furthermore, the g-sensor detects unsafe driving patterns such as sudden acceleration, strong braking, sharp turns, and so on, which can lead to accidents. It alerts fleet managers about unsafe driving conduct to promote safe driving habits. Managers can detect such habits in drivers and provide further training to lower the likelihood of accidents and ensure safe travel.
They can also utilize video proof of dangerous driving behaviour to educate new drivers on unsafe activities. New drivers will make an effort to avoid activities that might injure vehicles and operations, minimizing the risk of an accident and preserving their lives.
Reduce External Factors
External variables such as bad weather, road obstacles, and so on can all contribute to accidents. Snow-covered roads or heavy rains may make it risky for motorists to violate speed limits. Weather conditions such as rain and snow make the road wet and slippery. Driving too fast on such roads might cause your car to lose traction and spin, which is dangerous and difficult to control. The dash camera’s inbuilt GPS chip and AI, on the other hand, can detect road impediments and alert drivers and fleet management.
Safeguard Your Drivers
When fleet managers can avoid accidents and risky situations, they assure driver safety while also minimizing the operating costs of fixing damaged vehicles. Furthermore, drivers who are aware that dash cams are installed in their vehicles would drive more responsibly and encourage safer driving habits.