Trimble's Video Intelligence solution now supports up to four configurable cameras that monitor...

Trimble's Video Intelligence solution now supports up to four configurable cameras that monitor the road and drivers in high resolution.

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Trimble announced several enhanced features for its Video Intelligence platform  to improve visibility and safety for commercial vehicle fleets.

These new enhancements include:

  • 4-Channel DVR & ADAS Solution

Trimble's Video Intelligence platform now supports up to four configurable cameras that monitor the road and drivers in high resolution. The advanced driver assistance system is a 1920x1080-pixel high-resolution forward-facing camera that warns of unintentional road lane departures, provides forward collision notifications and more.

Mounted directly on the windshield, the forward-facing camera gives views of the road ahead and provides additional context to help improve driver coaching opportunities and potentially exonerate drivers in the event of an accident.

The solution’s recorded data is processed in real-time using a reliable and powerful artificial intelligence platform, providing drivers feedback on the go. The AI also triggers event recordings to enhance fleet safety programs, making it easier to reward good driving habits, Trimble officials said in a press release.

  • Cabin Intelligent Monitor (CIM)

The CIM monitors for driver fatigue, distraction, seat belt usage, smoking, cell phone usage, and camera obstruction.

Trimble's AI, paired with the CIM, recognizes real scenarios and records them for future use and ongoing coaching. By using actual in-cab information, fleet managers and drivers can work together to improve overall safety, Trimble officials said.

  • Dynamic Driver Defense (DCube)

DCube is a small in-cab notification device installed on truck dashboards that provides real-time audio alerts and visual warnings. DCube’s alerts warn for following distance, lane departure, distraction in the cab and more.

  • Additional Cameras and Driver Assist

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.

One of these is a pod camera, which discreetly mounts on either the driver or passenger side of a vehicle. This placement is ideal for capturing events that take place alongside a vehicle, in adjacent lanes of traffic or in a driver’s blind spots.

Fleets can also gain further context through a rear-facing camera. Mounted on the back of a tractor, this configurable camera can provide additional context into triggered incidents near the rear of a truck and help further identify driver coaching opportunities.

An optional Driver Assist functionality displays appropriate live video from the pod or backup cameras in the cab when the turning indicator is engaged or the truck is in reverse. Helpful in navigating blind spots and more easily backing into tight areas like loading docks, Driver Assist connects to the Trimble Video Intelligence display or a separate monitor to help drivers make more informed decisions based on their surroundings.

“Trimble’s Video Intelligence solution goes far beyond surveillance and investigation,” said Jesse Chappell, global business development manager at Trimble Transportation. “This strategic technology with enhanced video features has become 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.”

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