As a fleet owner, you would have heard about GPS tracking, Fuel Monitoring, sensor technology, many fleet softwares, and a lot more in the journey of fleet business. These technology-based innovations came into existence due to incidents that questioned safety and security for your vehicles, assets being carried, and the drivers who run the fleet.
Presently we have been hearing the terms like AI machine learning, Video-based telematics, advanced driver safety systems, and the list goes on. But, first, let us understand the exact difference between telematics and Video telematics.
In a fleet company, a fleet manager needs to know Four aspects of fleet operations.
- What is the Vehicle Status (Exact Live Location)
- Which place the load has been carried (Right Destination)
- At what speed the vehicle has been traveling (Vehicle and Driver safety)
- How long the vehicle idles ( Maintenance and Fuel Consumption)
The advanced video telematics innovations emerged to guard logistics business in every possible way from thefts, route diversion, and unexpected accidents. You might have encountered unfortunate events. In the end, you would hear a different version of stories from the drivers that left you in a chaotic situation to make a proper decision to protect your vehicle from such events.
What if there is a solution to video record every detail and event that happens in your fleets?
The goal of video telematics for fleet managers is to see what’s going on in real-time via the eyes of the truck driver and the challenges he encounters on the road.
Advanced Video Telematics Solution for your fleet
With the highest definition camera available on the market, advanced telematics systems give vision-based safety solutions to build new driving standards in and around vehicles. It can be used as a stand-alone feature or as part of telematics software.
The camera’s wireless module delivers data via a live vision to fleet managers, allowing them to see what’s going on in real-time. This helps in the proper two-way interaction with the driver, enabling fleet managers to make decisions without assumptions.
Let me explain with a short quote “A video is worth more than a million data.”
Likewise, traditional telematics provides visibility to fleet managers in location, speed, fuel usage, temperature check, engine functionality with the help of sensors attached to specific vehicle systems by transmitting data to the fleet management applications. In comparison, Video telematics expands beyond the data through interpretation and gives the detailed view with proficiency.
To be precise Traditional telematics provides information based on data, whereas, in the video, telematics exactly shows what and why it happened instead of looking into charts and graphs.
Perhaps because of its increased visibility, video telematics ensures cheaper operational costs, driver safety, real-time engagement with drivers, and improved customer service.
In what way video telematics helps to monitor your fleet?
The combination of telematics with Video monitoring captured a special place to attain a competitive edge in the global market and is expected to grow by 50% in the upcoming years.
Video telematics synchronizes visual information with vehicle data through a truck diagnostic port, WIFI, or Bluetooth connection. Their visibility and efficiency outsmarted old telematics that employed vehicle BUS (CAN and J193) to track the truck location, thanks to the dashcam being the game changer and simple addition to the telematics capabilities.
Let’s see what the attributes of Video telematics are,
AI-based solutions automatically analyze the driver’s behavior to avoid unsafe driving practices like harsh driving, fatigue, and distracted driving. Apart from that, it captures traffic conditions, accident prevention and helps to interact with drivers in real-time.
Artificial Intelligent systems derive different patterns of driving and recognize the routines to identify the harsh driving methods. This gives transparency to rectify the wrong driving methods to the driver.
Vision technology provides 360-degree visibility to look into the whereabouts of your vehicle with perfection with front-facing and rear-facing cameras. It gives a clear view inside and outside the vehicle, proof of cargo integrity, accuracy to resolve complex issues, and coaching the drivers with accurate details based on the driving events.
To increase safety compliance, constant monitoring helps the fleet manager analyze the consignment condition, whether the product is damaged or not based on the condition, and give instructions to the driver accordingly. In addition, it offers insights regarding driver behaviour like distracted driving, problems faced during the consignment delivery. With these recorded insights, the quality of service and company standards can be improved.
4.IR Night Vision
In the logistics business, the most challenging part is continuous long hours of driving at night time. Drivers sacrifice their sleep to take the consignment load to the appropriate destination. To monitor and alert them when they face any issues, this infrared feature becomes the driver’s savior.
5.Integration with Existing Telematics
If you already have installed telematics in your fleet vehicles, then it is not a problem; video features get along with the existing software to give the best data with accurate results. For example, instead of GPS tracking, the vehicle location can be traced with the help of a video feature.
Live streaming solves significant issues in the fleet; fleet managers can clear the doubts when and where the loads have been taken with the exact time. With advantage, it clears the route optimization problems instead of instructing every location detail when they divert. In addition, it’s easy to follow up quickly and effectively with Video monitoring.
Generating reports based on the relevant events related to fuel consumption, speed and mileage reports, Geofencing violations, collisions, and harsh accelerations. These reports help to keep track of maintenance schedules and driver behaviour.
Video Telematics is all about taking action immediately before unexpected events occur.
The adoption of video telematics in the UK and US market has been growing exponentially as they see a positive ROI integrating with commercial vehicles. Based on the market outlook, the global market is estimated to reach 3.5 MU and above with a CAGR of 22.2% from 2018 to 2025.