When we launched the VIA Mobile360 D700 in June 2019, the dash cam market was hardware centric. All the key functions of these devices such as video capture, recording, and playback were carried out locally. If you wanted to edit the footage to make a video clip of an accident your vehicle was involved in for an insurance claim, for example, you had to transfer it to your PC using an SD card or some other form of physical storage. Analyzing the video to learn more about driving habits or to identify near misses was an even more complex and cumbersome process limited only to the most committed experts and enthusiasts.
With the VIA Mobile360 D700, one of our key design goals was to beef up the local processing capabilities of the device so that it could simultaneously capture HD video footage using two cameras as well as carry out in-cabin FCW (Forward Collision Warning), LDW (Lane Departure Warning), and DMS (Driver Monitoring System) AI safety functions. Continue reading Accelerating the transition to fleet management cloud connectivity
We are pleased to announce that the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam is available for purchase worldwide from the VIA Store at a price of US$299 per unit plus shipping. For US customers, a local shipping option from Fremont, California, is available. For more information, please click here.
The VIA Mobile360 D700 is AWS IoT Core Qualified, AWS Kinesis Video Streams Qualified, and Microsoft Azure certified, ensuring full compatibility across leading cloud platforms. It is supported by a comprehensive suite of VIA Fleet SDK, EVK, and BSP packages to meet any level of development needs. A full range of software and cloud development and customization services can also be provided to meet your specific deployment requirements. Continue reading VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam available for purchase worldwide
Technology was the last subject on my mind when our tourist guide drew up in front of us outside our hotel in Zhiben. Until, that is, my eyes honed in on the impressive rig that he had constructed at the front of the vehicle, including a phone, tablet, dash cam, and even a couple of USB-powered fans.
It didn’t take him long to put it into action either, starting with a couple of phone calls to his brother and a customer as we set off. So much for the tranquil beauty of the mountains and coastline that my wife and I were hoping to enjoy! Our heads were already beginning to throb with all the noise. Continue reading Notes from the field: making instant movies on the go
Choosing the appropriate cloud platform for your Edge AI device deployments is a major strategic decision for any company. Do you invest in building your own private cloud? Or do you adopt one from AWS, Microsoft, Google, and a host of other third-party providers? Each path has its own advantages and disadvantages. Only you can decide which one provides the best fit for your organization.
Our objective with the VIA Mobile360 family is to make edge-to-cloud fleet deployments as simple and convenient as possible, no matter which cloud platform you decide on. At the most basic level, this means that we have enabled support for all the most popular cloud interfaces and protocols in the SDKs that we provide with each VIA Mobile360 system or device. Continue reading Notes from the field: accelerating edge-to-cloud fleet deployments
No Edge AI device is an island. To maximize the value of the data every device collects, events it records, and alerts it issues, you will need to integrate them with the cloud so that you can build up a complete picture of what is happening across your operations and identify usage and behavioral patterns that need to be addressed.
We have been given a glimpse of the potential benefits that you can reap from integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud with the development of our demonstration VIA Fleet Cloud Management Portal for the VIA Mobile360 D700 AI Dash Cam.
As this article explains, even with fairly limited baseline functionality the portal enables you to monitor the status of your vehicles in real-time, access and tabulate relevant statistics such as total hours driven, distance driven, and fuel consumption, and take a deep dive into the details of a particular trip. And that’s just for starters – the potential features and applications that can be built on top of it to meet the specific needs of your business are simply enormous. Continue reading Notes from the field: integrating Edge AI devices with the cloud
I’ve been asked by one of our PR agencies to prepare a series of articles for their national media about the new technology trends in 2021. This is generally a task I plan to work on every year but somehow never seem to get around to. Perhaps this year will be different. After all it has already been different in so many other ways thanks to Covid-19.
Ironically, I don’t actually see any major new technology trends emerging in 2021. The key metric to watch will, rather, be the speed with which the now-familiar digital transformation drivers such as Machine Learning, AI, IoT, and Cloud are being adopted. While there has definitely been a great acceleration in remote working this year, for example, we are already seeing growing resistance to the idea that it is some sort of panacea. Continue reading Notes from the field: new technology trends in 2021
Whenever I find myself staring at an object these days, my inner nerd starts trying to calculate how many datastreams are imprisoned inside it waiting to be liberated into the cloud. Continue reading Liberating Datastreams at the Taipei Confucius Temple Lingxing Gate
Nicholas Carr first rose to prominence with his article and subsequent book entitled “Does IT Matter?” in which he questioned whether internal IT systems provide companies with a true source of competitive advantage. Continue reading The Big Switch