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SmartDrive Announces Fourth Major Enhancement

March 20, 2014 - Products

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SmartDrive Systems announced the fourth major enhancement to its platform in the last 12 months with the addition of Dynamic Range Safety Events and new U-Turn event triggering.

When coupled with SmartDrive’s Active Safety System integration, these capabilities provide greater contextual insight into the riskiest driving that results in collisions, including following too close, excessive lane departure as result of drowsiness or distracted driving, and U-turns.

Traditionally, event capture has been focused on fixed ranges around an event, capturing the same amount of video before and after, regardless of the type of event that occurred. With ‘Dynamic Range’ Safety Events, the video capture window dynamically adjusts based on the specific type of event, focusing on the riskiest driving and providing the insight that is essential for understanding root cause. 

For example, ‘following too close’ is a high risk contributor to collisions, especially when combined with other factors like speeding and distracted driving. When a driver is following too close, the 25 seconds that led up to the warning from an Active Safety System may be the riskiest driving.

However, fixed event capture misses 10 seconds or more of that video. The total event video length for these events varies based on the subscription level customers have selected. By adapting to a fleet’s specific driving environment, SmartDrive delivers deeper insight for fleets on their unique areas of risk.
 
The new capability builds on SmartDrive’s integration with third-party active safety systems, which are calibrated to specific vehicles and are designed to detect situations unsafe for those particular vehicles.

‘Dynamic Range’ Safety Events are available for following distance and lane departure warnings as well as the new U-Turn trigger, which automatically identifies when a vehicle is executing this extremely unsafe driving maneuver.

SmartDrive delivers a range of subscription offerings that include these capabilities, with the specific event video length aligned based on customer need.

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