Delivery service provider Breezemount has introduced latest AI-powered technology from Lytx to enhance driver safety.
Breezemount has been a Lytx customer since 2015, and has now upgraded to the company’s newest dashcam solution, Driver Safety and Fleet Tracking programmes. These use machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) to enhance fleet safety, productivity and cost savings.
The new solutions identify dominant driving distractions including mobile phone use, smoking, eating or drinking while driving, ‘inattentive’ behaviours such as drowsy driving, and other risky behaviours including not wearing a seatbelt and not leaving a large enough gap while driving.
Lytx’s fully customisable offering also includes the option to continually record video, providing managers with on-demand access and the ability to review up to 200 hours of video footage in real-time if they want to see an incident in greater detail.
“It’s been so much easier now we just have to review the footage that’s been triggered,: said Richard Clarke, fleet engineering & compliance manager at Breezemount – which has more than 70 vehicles and 150 drivers completing over half a million home deliveries each year. “I’ve used systems with other providers where the only thing we knew was that something had happened at some point in the afternoon. I could sit there, trawling through footage for hours before I found the relevant clip.”
The technology exonerate drivers in the event of false claims and has already helped lower Breezmount’s insurance rates. Clarke added: “Video also helps in the event of client claims related to failed delivery, for example. With Lytx, our drivers can use the camera as their witness.”