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Drive recorder market trends in 2019 and beyond

drive recorder market trends

The drive recorder market is crowded and fast-moving. Staying ahead of the latest trends in such a dynamic environment can be a challenge. This is why making the right hardware choices can be vital to delivering value to an enterprise over an extended deployment period. Let’s consider each of the core drive recorder technologies in detail, starting with cameras. Continue reading Drive recorder market trends in 2019 and beyond

From Dashcam to AI Drive Recorder – the evolution of smart driving aids

AI Drive Recorder

Dashcams have come a long way from their early days as disconnected, dumb, low-quality video recorders. Now incorporating high-quality dual-lens cameras, 4G wireless, and CAN Bus integration for vehicle telematics, dashcams have become far more than the sum of their parts.

Dashcams have been on a long journey. From those bulky early models with low-quality sensors to the smart, connected, slimline versions of today, there has been significant progress. This isn’t just evident in the hardware powering the devices themselves, but also in the supporting sciences of telematics and risk management for commercial carriers and fleet operators. Continue reading From Dashcam to AI Drive Recorder – the evolution of smart driving aids

Boosting mining vehicle safety with the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit

Boosting mining vehicle safety

The mining and excavation industry operates some of the largest vehicles on earth, moving several hundreds of tons of material every day by using super-sized vehicles like trucks, diggers and and excavators. The challenge from a safety perspective is that these massive vehicles can represent quite a danger to other on-site workers, largely due to blind spots in the driver’s field of view. To reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities, many mining and quarry operators are turning to advanced surround view technologies to improve safety. One such solution is the VIA Mobile 360 Mining Kit which VIA officially launched just days ago at the CIM 2019 Convention in Montreal. Continue reading Boosting mining vehicle safety with the VIA Mobile360 Mining Kit

Unpacking the vehicle logistics compliance conundrum

vehicle logistics compliance

Commercial fleet managers are increasingly subject to a raft of new legislation. Although requirements may vary by jurisdiction, there are many common elements. In some cases a cool head is required to negotiate the tightrope. Businesses need to keep abreast of the latest data-processing regulations in order to ensure they are not unknowingly accumulating risk in other areas.

Commercial fleet operations is a complex environment; from the pure logistical management required, through to client acquisition and retention, and recruitment and marketing, there are plenty of balls to juggle. However, one area raises arguably more pitfalls and hidden snares than any other – regulation. Continue reading Unpacking the vehicle logistics compliance conundrum

Embedded World 2019: making final preparations

final preparations

No signs of 5G at Embedded World. Not a single poster heralding the impending arrival of the next big connectivity revolution. Not even a single dodgy benchmark showing amazing performance speeds.

This comes as no big surprise given that the technology will be rolled out in consumer smart phones first. But I’m sure it will make an appearance at next year’s event as the main applications for 5G will be found in large-scale industrial and smart city deployments in which the embedded industry’s experience and expertise in implementing complex, large-scale projects requiring the integration of diverse communications and computing technologies will come into play. Continue reading Embedded World 2019: making final preparations

VIA Mobile360 ADAS system at Embedded World 2019

VIA Mobile360 in-vehicle system Embedded World 2019

Embedded World 2019 is less than a month away, and we have been busy making our final preparations the show.

One of the highlights of our booth will be our Edge AI solutions for smart transportation, including the VIA Mobile360 ADAS system. Combining a ruggedized design with wide voltage input, wide operating temperature range, and sophisticated power management, the system has been designed for the most demanding on-road and off-road conditions and use cases. Continue reading VIA Mobile360 ADAS system at Embedded World 2019

In-vehicle system design & development presentation at IoT Devcon 2016

I thought I might as well complete a SlideShare hat trick today with this link to the presentation I gave at IoT Devcon 2016 in Santa Clara last week. While there’s no doubt about the potential of the smart transportation market, it’s important not to get too carried away by the huge numbers that are being so breathlessly bandied about. Designing and manufacturing ultra-safe and ultra-reliable smart vehicles in massive volumes is going to be far more challenging than churning out billions of PCs and smart phones! Continue reading In-vehicle system design & development presentation at IoT Devcon 2016