Fleet management and transport solutions provider, Teletrac Navman, is launching a multi-camera solution for heavy vehicles.
This innovation also integrates with the recently released AI-powered TN360 software.
Designed specifically for transport and logistics operators, Teletrac Navman’s high-definition multi-camera solution is reported to capture more than 10 days of rolling footage, available to view from the back-office without the need to physically get into the vehicle.
The camera solution, according to Teletrac Navman, also triggers real-time alerts for odd road events, such as harsh braking or swerving via G-force sensors, making it a highly valuable tool for analysing road collisions, and recording the behaviour of other road users for insurance and legal claims.
With the ability to have up to four cameras, in a combination of forward-facing, driver-facing, left and right-side cameras, it provides a comprehensive view of each vehicle.
Fleet operators have the option to choose how many and what cameras to use, and how they are used. The camera solution integrates with Teletrac Navman’s TN360 AI-based system, alongside GPS tracking data, speed and other vehicle and driver information to give a deeper level of insight into what’s happening on the road.
Improved visibility in and around trucks is an important priority for transport and logistics operators to ensure health and safety standards on the roads. A report published earlier this year by the National Transport Insurance company found that the number of truck driver fatalities rose by 65 per cent in 2019 compared to any year over the past decade. The report also found cars were responsible for around 80 per cent of deadly multi-vehicle crashes involving trucks.
“Truck drivers are less likely to be of primary responsibility in fatal and serious collisions with other road users, but they do have to deal with the emotional trauma – the shock and guilt – as well as the legal and financial outcomes,” said Teletrac Navman Chief Product Officer, Andrew Rossington.
“This camera solution can assist drivers and operators to exonerate themselves in these collisions, by giving them an objective recording of the situation,” he said.
Rossington said these cameras can also help to protect businesses against fraudulent insurance claims.
“What’s special about our camera solution, is that it is integrated with the whole tracking system, giving a more complete picture of driver behaviour – for example the speed of a truck going into the incident,” he said. “This is particularly useful for high-level driver training.
“With over 500 transport operators working tirelessly to keep our stores stocked across Australia, the safety of our drivers is our top priority,” said Aldi Australia Logistics Director, Kelly Wells. “This year we’ve made significant investment in our telematics solutions including integrated cameras that will help to ensure our drivers, and other road users, are kept safe on Australia’s highways.”