Verizon launches an AI dashcam for fleet managers
Verizon Connect’s AI Dashcam provides audible alerts to drivers when it detects unsafe driving
Verizon Connect said it is unveiling its advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dashcam to provide fleet managers with a “range of insight into dangerous events” as well as in-cab coaching that will alert drivers of high-risk driving behaviors in real time.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver-assistance technologies hold the potential to reduce traffic crashes and save thousands of lives each year.
Verizon says that its new Verizon Connect Dashcam utilizes advanced AI to “enable real-time detection of potentially dangerous driving events” and to boost driver safety. It is available for new and current customers of Verizon’s Fleet and Reveal offerings and is is available for use with two new camera models, including a road-facing only camera (which Verizon said can be upgraded with a driver-facing camera add-on) and a dual-facing camera.
“The new AI Dashcam includes advanced features that are designed to boost safety and provide greater insight for fleet managers,” said Erin Cave, Verizon Connect director of product management. “The new technology provides a significant step to help our customers future-proof their fleets.”
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) helps to monitor tailgating, pedestrians and cyclists, while the Driver-Monitoring System (DMS) tracks distracted driving, phone usage, fatigue and more, according to Verizon. “Cloud-based AI distills data into useful insights and video footage is automatically analyzed for severity and tagged with context so that managers know what is important and actionable to improve driver safety,” the carrier said.
Hardware features include a lens cap for privacy when video recordings are not wanted or needed, and in-cab audio alerts when the system “detects unsafe driving, including signs of tiredness, distraction and phone usage and then tells drivers to take corrective action.”