Each day in the UK, a third of all fatal accidents are caused by distracted driving. To help combat this epidemic and alleviate other high-risk behaviours for its clients, Lytx has enhanced its machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI)-powered technology to provide near real-time insight into risky behaviours like using a handheld device while driving.
While traditional software, that merely identifies G-force triggers, can only be acted upon once the incident has happened, this technology acts like a driver’s sixth sense, constantly monitoring the road and the driver, detecting risky driving and triggering short video clips to provide insight into what’s really going on inside the vehicle.
Lytx’s risk detection technology will be included as part of its Driver Safety Suite and will initially include four MV+AI triggers: handheld device, no seatbelt, food or drink, and driver smoking.
Fleet managers can couple this with Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service to provide a complete and integrated solution for fleets looking to optimise their vehicle technology with a single vendor.
Utilising these powerful technologies to improve safety, service and efficiency in fleets is more important than ever, particularly as the industry works towards Direct Vision Standard (DVS) compliance.
Damian Penney, vice president and general manager for Lytx Europe, said: “Our next generation technology equips fleet managers with the tools to proactively tackle some of the toughest problems facing their fleets and drivers, such as distracted driving. These new set of triggers will help managers identify even more behaviour that could lead to potentially dangerous situations.”