Lytx and HD Fleet have unveiled a portable video event data recorder (VEDR) for use in rental trucks deployed by parcel delivery service providers.
Parcel delivery contractors, including linehaul and pickup and delivery, often need an approved portable VEDR device installed in their rental vehicles to meet their contractual obligations. Lytx, whose VEDR technology meets corporate safety policy standards, is partnering with HD Fleet to help truck owners identify risky behaviors and coach their drivers to improve safety.
VEDRs play a critical role in helping to avert accidents and alerting drivers and fleet managers of risky driving behaviors. The Surfsight AI-12 portable VEDR features advanced Lytx technology and is sold by HD Fleet, a GPS fleet tracking technology provider.
The Surfsight AI-12 VEDR can capture in-cab and road-facing video to help with training and exoneration, providing fleet managers fast, on-demand access to video footage when they need it, subject to cellular connectivity. Using advanced machine vision and artificial intelligence, the Surfsight AI-12 can detect the use of a handheld device, eating, drinking, and smoking while driving, inattentive driving, and not wearing a seatbelt – coaching drivers in real-time to operate more safely.
“The Surfsight AI-12 device is easy to install, features an intuitive LCD touch screen, and is equipped with Lytx’s machine vision and artificial intelligence (MV+AI) technology to detect and deter driving risk,” said Adam McCarty, senior vice president of Lytx’s channel and international business.