Smart dashcams with AI tech aim to transform in-cab driver training

By using Artificial Intelligence, telematics data, and advanced onboard sensors to detect, reason and determine the causality of events that occur on the road, Teletrac Navman's  Smart Dashcams could transform in-cab driver training, says the manufacturer.

Smart dashcams with AI tech aim to transform in-cab driver training
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Smart Dashcams review every minute of drive time through forward and driver-facing cameras. AI video captures driving behaviour together with training events which can be reviewed retrospectively by the transport manager.

The system also learns on the job allowing training to be continually fine-tuned as driver skill increases.

The driver can access Smart Dashcams via a mobile app where actions and coaching events can be viewed, creating a positive culture around driver safety.

The application integrates with Teletrac Navman’s TN360 platform and can send automatic in-cab guidance to encourage best practices.

It can notify drivers of potentially dangerous situations allowing them to take avoiding action, for example, it will alert a driver that appears distracted behind the wheel.

“From a driver’s perspective, the AI engine is continually recording and learning, which means monitoring behaviour is tailored to each individual to make training more valuable and meaningful,” said Barney Goffer, UK product manager at Teletrac Navman.

Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman, added: “AI-powered video technology removes the guesswork and manual processes for operators and promotes transparency and trust in commercial drivers.”

Findings from the latest Department for Transport report showed that there were 19,152 road accidents in the UK in 2020. The company thinks this figure supports the importance of promoting a positive safety culture within fleets.

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