Instructional Technologies and Netradyne have announced the launch of what the companies say is the first automated training system in the transportation industry. The new system debuted with GetGo Transportation, a for-hire fleet located in Toledo, Ohio. The system uses driver trends based on non-urgent alerts generated by Netradyne’s Driveri video-based safety program, which are then translated into course assignments by ITI’s Sentix Pro LMS system.
“Like most smaller fleets, our training resources are lean,” said Rob Wayne, GetGo’s director of safety and recruiting. “Valuing our drivers means respecting their time and abilities. Combining these two systems lets us be incredibly targeted in our training. We don’t blanket drivers with a one-size-fits-none training approach. Driveri and ITI’s ProTread training let us help each driver as individuals to improve their specific skills.”
“The computer vision and AI of the Netradyne system are astonishing,” said Jim Voorhees, CEO of ITI. “They automatically generate data about driver behavior for every second the driver is on the road, not just when there’s a big jolt or a near-rollover. Those deep trends give us more to work with in terms of assigning more relevant courses. Plus, with measurable events, clients can demonstrate the effectiveness of the training.”
The system currently pulls 19 measurable factors from the Driveri system, including following distance, hard-braking, overspeed percentage, traffic light violations, U-turns, high-G maneuvers and more. Clients are able to set thresholds during timeframes that can trigger assignments.
“The system can be as simple or complex as the client wants,” said Aaron Purvis, CTO of ITI. “We’re also able to make assignments based on the bottom 10% in any particular category, for example. And we can limit and prioritize triggers, so a driver isn’t flooded with assignments. The open API allows us to create new types of assignment triggers, so other telematics and camera providers can provide this kind of closed-loop training as well.”