Camera Technology Doesn’t Have to be Invasive and it can Save Your Fleet Tons
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report, Leveraging Large Truck Technology and Engineering to Realize Safety Gains, equipping large trucks with lane-departure warning and video-based onboard safety monitoring systems can help prevent nearly 70,000 crashes each year.
But the push back has always been, “I don’t want a camera filming me all day.” It makes sense. A camera watching a driver may cause him to operate a vehicle safer which is ideal but it adds to the unhappiness of the driver. And driver shortages and driver retention, as noted at the 2017 ATA MCE are a huge concern for the industry.
So what if you could have the benefits and safety increases of camera technology without the invasiveness of drivers being watched?
Insert Zonar Coach™. Coach is a video-based coaching solution designed to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency and compliance. It provides live, non-invasive in-cab voice event notifications to the Zonar Connect™ tablet when a driver exhibits potentially risky behavior like exceeding posted speed limits, tailgating, lane drifts, missing stop signs and other driving events. It automatically captures video or images of driving events including location data so drivers can refer to and learn from their record in the future. After completing a drive, drivers can also access their scorecard on the Connect where they are rated for each event type. This information can help teach corrective action for future drives and be used as verification for any captured driving events.
Fleet managers can in turn reward safe driving. Coach helps increase driver engagement and control through driver scorecards, which can be leveraged to further encourage good driving habits by tracking and capturing key performance indicators. Fleet managers can use this data to reward the safest, most efficient and compliant drivers while reducing and correcting potentially dangerous behaviors. Managers will also have access to event video reports, scores, trends and analytics to improve fleet management and driver performance. Coach is backed by a U.S.–based customer care team available 24/7/365 to ensure optimal operation.
Zonar Coach features and benefits include:
Real-time audible coaching
Video-based driver scorecard
Visual analytics and G-sensor based event detection with warning audible sensors
Video and photographic evidence of incidents for driver accountability and exoneration
Mapped location of incidents
Trip summary reports