Lytx recently added several new features to DriveCam that will quickly, comprehensively, and accurately identify driving risk, according to the company.
This new driver-powered approach allows drivers to be more proactive and accountable for their own improvement, while also providing the back office with visibility and data to monitor driver behavior and intervene when necessary.
“Fleets today are looking for reliable technology that allows drivers to quickly improve in the moment and with little or no manager intervention,” said Lytx President Doron Lurie. “A driver-powered approach to safety empowers drivers to take charge of their own safety, while freeing up precious manager time that can be redirected to other areas of the business.”
Lytx is adding a number of new capabilities to its safety offerings in support of this driver-powered approach, including:
- “Inattentive” trigger: Uses proprietary machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) to detect when the driver’s attention may be unfocused or the driver may be experiencing a condition such as fatigue or drowsiness without the reliance on an accelerometer event.
- Real-time in-cab alerts for five different risky driving behaviors: Cell phone use, eating and drinking, smoking, no seatbelt, speeding, and inattentiveness.
- Behavior duration reporting: Uses MV+AI to track and quantify both the duration and percentage of drive time a driver was engaged in a risky driving behavior, providing a more holistic view of persistent risk.
When one of these events is detected, the DriveCam Event Recorder issues a real-time in-cab alert to help drivers recognize and address risky behaviors and self-correct immediately, which includes a light and/or spoken phrase. Lytx’s device can detect more than 60 driving behaviors with greater than 95% accuracy, according to the company.
When their route is complete, drivers can use the new check-in tools to access both video and performance reviews. Managers can also subscribe to push notifications and reports on pertinent information.
Lytx’s new Risk Identification Without Recording configuration detects patterns of distracted or unwanted driving behaviors inside the cab without recording video of the driver. This is designed for fleets who opt to disable in-cab video recording to benefit from in-cab risk detection, while also respecting driver privacy.
“Leveraging our unmatched scale, deep expertise and advanced AI architecture, we have evolved from using AI to provide only video snippets and counts of risky driving behaviors to offering a full view of each and every drive with precise continual behavior reporting. The advanced driver first innovations announced today will help fleets and drivers identify and eradicate risk at levels never seen before, while ensuring every fleet can take advantage of the power of Lytx MV+AI to cut through the noise and focus on what matters,” said Lytx Chief Technology Officer Rajesh Rudraradhya.