Video Telematics: Why Is It Necessary For Commercial Vehicles?

Logistics plays a significant role in today’s economy. In India, over 22 million people are directly employed in the logistics industry; it almost caters to 6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 

Considering the high dependency on commercial vehicles for goods transportation, there is an urgent need for rapid digitization of this sector to better its performance for both its present and future logistics.

One such crucial technological adoption that is at the forefront of commercial vehicles operation is telematics. Telematics-based solutions have proven to be highly efficient in reducing transport expenses like fuel consumption, vehicle repair and maintenance, and other fleet operation costs. 

In this article, we will learn about the importance of video telematics solutions in commercial vehicles. 

Let’s start by understanding what video telematics is.

The Cost-Efficient Way to Monitor Fleets Fuel Consumption

Video Telematics

Video Telematics is a technology that combines camera, telecommunications, informatics, and wireless devices to send, receive and store data connected with vehicles. 

Video telematics devices are used for fleet tracking to record and transmit information to provide necessary intervention in case of collision, lousy driving behavior like sleep-driving, driving while on call, or other security purposes.

Key Challenges For Fleets

Video Telematics is a technology that combines camera, telecommunications, informatics, and wireless devices to send, receive and store data connected with vehicles. 

Video telematics devices are used for fleet tracking to record and transmit information to provide necessary intervention in case of collision, lousy driving behavior like sleep-driving, driving while on call, or other security purposes.

Keeping Drivers Safe

Safety is the number one priority for fleet operators. It has been widely reported that large-truck crashes occur due to driver distraction. Unsafe practices, including texting or calling while driving, increase the likelihood of collisions. They also affect a fleet’s brand image and reputation while creating challenges related to driver retention.

With the reduced availability of commercial vehicle drivers across the country, it is essential to prioritize driver safety.



On-Road Incidents & Fighting False Claims

In the absence of technologically sophisticated video safety systems, fleet managers spend considerable time and resources on identifying the cause(s) behind an incident and adopting remedial measures. This also hampers their ability to protect drivers and assets from fraudulent claims. 

These incidents are already rising insurance premiums to increase, in some cases, by over 50% annually.

Video telematics is the best fleet management solution in the market to address the challenges mentioned above.

Types of Video Telematics

1.Forward Monitoring

  • Records view on the road
  • Analyzing the conditions of the roads ahead
  • Detect the distance between the vehicle ahead and your vehicle.

2.Rear Monitoring

  • Records rear view of a trailer
  • Captures all the rear-end incidents.

3.Driver Monitoring

  • Records driver and cabin area
  • Monitors distracted driving
  • Detects violations like usage of mobile phones, seatbelts, and other safety compliances.

4.Interior Monitoring

  • Records inside vehicle or trailer
  • Captures loading/unloading procedures, damages, disputes, and theft as video evidence

Benefits of Video Telematics

Driver Retention

Data-based feedback, driving enhancement training, and incentives for better driving behaviour or providing regular feedback-based performance help to keep the employees motivated. 

The key enablers of video-based safety solutions are powered by AI and ADAS that proactively monitor, support, and train drivers, ensuring driver/road/asset safety.

Reduce Insurance Claims

Visual evidence is critical to claiming insurance. Before video telematics, it was difficult to prove the driver’s innocence if the fault was not on the driver. With video telematics solutions, insurance companies and fleet owners are confident in handling insurance claims. 

As a fleet owner, one can enjoy discounted premium rates using telematics. 

In simple words, it can shield against fraudulent claims and cargo theft. For insurance companies, video telematics makes claim processing much more accessible and identifies crash-for-cash scams. 

Vamosys offers a suitable video telematics solution for a commercial vehicle operator that unifies all necessary features that imbibe safety, efficiency, and sustainability. 

Vamosys’ telematics solution is affordable and easy to install and use because of its straightforward implementations. 

Vamosys’ solution is the right mix of innovation and commitment to customers. It solves the major problems in fleet operation with its video telematics solution. 

If you are looking for a video telematics solution to enhance your fleet operation to save more on business expenses, contact 

+91-8428933333 or send us an email to sales@vamosys.com.

Team VAMOSYS have been into GPS business since 2014 and have good experience on GPS Vehicle Tracking, Fuel Monitoring, Fleet Management and GPS Tracker Devices. Writes article on various topics to share the industry experiences and knowledge.

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