Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents. Even with the best of intentions, not everyone is immune to the siren call of their smart phone during a long and boring drive or the temptation of a quick snack to keep their energy levels up. After all, nothing much generally happens in the space of a few seconds – unless of course a car unexpectedly cuts in front of the vehicle or a pedestrian steps out onto the road. Then all hell can break loose with potential consequences that can last a lifetime for both the driver and the victims.
Preventing accidents caused by inattentive or careless drivers is of particular concern to fleet managers with multiple vehicles carrying valuable cargoes operating to demanding schedules in their charge – not just because of the risk to life and limb but also the potential insurance and repair costs that may be incurred.
To combat this problem, we have integrated the latest AI-powered DMS (Driver Monitoring System) into the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI dash cam with the ability to give live feedback and warnings to drivers when their attention shifts from the road ahead and provide fleet managers with a holistic look at the performance of their drivers when they are on the road.
The VIA Mobile360 DMS uses AI to analyze driver behavior and identify potentially dangerous and (in some cases) illegal actions known to increase the likelihood of a crash, including drowsiness, eating, drinking, smartphone usage, and smoking. When it detects the telltale patterns of these actions, it issues an alert as a gentle reminder to the driver and adds a record to the driver log.
The records from the DMS can be combined with other data collected by other sensors in the device such as instances of hard braking and hard cornering to identify opportunities for improving safety not just for the specific driver but everyone on the road.
The DMS in the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam can be customized to meet specific deployment needs and regulatory requirements. To learn more about the device, please click here.