The next step in fleet management is video telematics. Telematics data might not be enough to reconstruct what happened on the road, so this is where video telematics becomes handy! For example, if an accident occurs, a video can literally show you what really happened whilst GPS data alone might not be enough.
Modern camera systems have the ability to do many other things than just record some video footage. Through the improved and much stronger 4G and 5G connectivity, fleet managers can also view live video footage from on-board the vehicle, while it is actually moving. Combining this cutting-edge technology with AI technology, fleet operators can also analyse driving behaviour and also assist drivers in keeping safe. Through technologies like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), DMS (Driver Monitoring Systems), BSD (Blind Spot Detection systems) and other sensors, such systems can warn drivers when they are too close to a vehicle or if they are drowsing off due to fatigue.
Providing such real-time insights into vehicle and driver behavior, these systems are becoming a crucial component in managing a fleet of vehicles. According to research conducted by the European Commission, these systems are proving to be life savers, reducing the risk of road accidents by more than 60%.
An investment in such systems will surely pay off. Reducing accidents means saving costs as well! HandsOn Systems provides both the hardware, the installation and also the management software so that the fleet manager can easily watch live video footage, receive event notifications and access any video recordings from one single online platform.