Video telematics dash cams use connected camera-based technology to provide clear visual evidence of what happens in and around the vehicle. Non-video telematics provides alerts that suggest an event—the what, when and the where. Add video and you’ll confirm the what and learn the why. And prove it with footage.
THE VALUE OF VIDEO
Traditional telematics generates alerts to the fleet manager at a central location using GPS and accelerometer technology. The accelerometer detects G-forces to perceive sudden or abrupt movement; GPS tells the manager where it occurs, in addition to providing vehicle location for other needs.
The problem: Hitting a pothole can mimic a collision; a normal sharp turn can be hard to distinguish from an avoidance maneuver. It takes valuable time to determine which. The video shows the manager exactly what happened, and Smart Witness AIDE software leverages AI/machine vision technology to dramatically reduce false positives. That’s valuable.
Also valuable is video versus a written report in litigation defense. This not only can minimize or eliminate litigation costs, but it also can reduce liability insurance premiums.