The camera can be purchased as a road-facing solution with or without driver-facing functionality. - Photo: Sensata Technologies

The camera can be purchased as a road-facing solution with or without driver-facing functionality.

Photo: Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies announced that SmartWitness is bringing modular flexibility to video telematics with its new KP2 dashcam.

The KP2 is a compact road-facing camera with a snap-on driver-facing camera option that enables commercial fleets to add driver-facing video at any time with no wiring changes, no added installation cost, and no downtime.

Available through telematics service providers, the KP2 includes a choice of real-time automatic driver assistance system and driver state monitoring features for accident prevention, plus cloud-based AI event analysis software.

The camera can be purchased as a road-facing solution with or without driver-facing functionality. Later if needed, the 1-inch-by-1-inch snap-on driver-facing module can be added.

The KP2 base unit attaches to a windshield-mounted bracket, uses a mobile app and auto-calibration for setup and configuration, and connects to the vehicle’s OBDII port.

The dashcam also offers a choice of real-time ADAS collision avoidance and DSM in-cab behavior detection features to help avert accidents. ADAS options include real-time tailgating, forward collision, solid lane departure and pedestrian presence alerts, while DSM capabilities available with the driver-facing camera include fatigue, distraction, and phone use. Real-time alert notifications are delivered in a choice of natural voices, audio beeps, or chimes.

“Until now, fleets deploying video telematics have had to choose between road-facing and road-and-driver-facing cameras. There was no way to add driver-facing functionality to a road-facing unit,” said Michael Bloom, VP of product and marketing at Sensata Technologies/SmartWitness. “Our new KP2 is the first camera that gives fleets the flexibility to implement the technology in stages, ensuring they will not lose their initial investment if they decide to add the extra protection of driver-facing video at a later date.” 

The SmartWitness KP2 is a 4G/LTE camera that records HD video at up to 30 FPS per channel with a 140-degree forward-facing and 130-degree driver-facing field of vision, and it contains a 64GB SD card upgradable to 128 GB storage.

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