With thousands of accidents costing commercial fleet owners millions each year, driver behaviour, coaching and training tools are essential in today’s fleet management environment.
In addition to traditional fleet data, vehicle cameras have become an essential tool in helping fleet owners better manage their fleets, and are fast becoming mandated hardware. Video data is used to coach drivers and encourage safer driving habits. It also provides crucial evidence in the subrogation of insurance claims.
M2M Solutions now proudly offers integrated video event management as yet another tool in the arsenal for fleet owners to successfully manage their fleets, drivers and costs.
The combination of video, vehicle and driver behaviour information provides fleet managers with all the tools needed to better coach drivers, thus curbing unsafe driving behaviour.
Videos provide visual evidence of events leading up to, during and post an event. Specific event alerts generated provide fleet managers with the relevant videos. This saves time on investigations, and simplifies the process of event reconstruction.
Visual evidence generated from cameras can benefit both the driver and the fleet owner. False insurance claims against drivers can easily be disputed, and better driver training leads to fewer accidents and therefore fewer insurance claims.
Vehicle cameras have been shown to reduce fuel consumption and general maintenance costs due to better driver behavior.
Video data is recorded by the vehicle hardware and when an event is triggered, a video clip, along with all its metadata, is uploaded to a video storage facility.
Alerts are created from within the M2M platform based on associated video events. Alerts can be acknowledged, comments can be added, and most importantly, video clips can be viewed at the click of a button. The platform fetches the video from the video storage facility and instantly plays it back.
Lane drift, speeding, harsh breaking, acceleration and cornering are some of the many events that could trigger a video recording. A few seconds of video before and after this event is recorded in a single clip and is readily available within the platform.
Date, time and speed are overlaid on the video directly from the hardware and displayed on the video replay.
From the History view within the platform, all video events include a video icon, making access to the individual videos fast and simple.
With both cab-facing and road-facing cameras installed, it is possible to view both angles of the event simultaneously. This provides the operator with some insight into what happened both inside and outside the cab during the incident.
Video events, along with their associated telematics data, are replayed in HD quality from within the M2M platform.