Lytx’s new driver identification solution, Lytx Badge, uses machine vision to make it simpler and easier for fleets to manage driver-vehicle assignments and cut out the hassle of lost key fobs, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, or other driver identification accessories.
Lytx Badge detects driver identification using a QR code, without any additional hardware. Using the DriveCam Event Recorder, the driver can quickly and accurately scan in his/her credentials to associate themselves with the vehicle, enabling a fleet manager to identify which driver is operating which company vehicle at any given time.
“The QR code-based Lytx Badge driver identification solution makes that process more seamless than ever,” said Jim Brady, Lytx vice president of product management.
Fleet administrators generate individual QR codes that can be adhered to each driver’s physical identification card or accessed digitally on mobile devices. These codes can quickly be created or replaced via a Lytx account, so fleets will not be slowed down if a driver loses their code or if the fleet adds new drivers.
The driver’s name is recorded along with the vehicle data, giving fleet managers visibility into both worker and vehicle data through useful reports, including a driver’s hours for each day, week and month; how much time the vehicle is moving (being driven) during each shift; and how much idle time occurs.
Fleets that currently have an SF300 installed can begin using Lytx Badge Driver ID immediately. This service is included free with a Lytx account and works with Lytx Driver Safety, Risk Detection, and Fleet Tracking modules.