Cartrack (wholly owned by Nasdaq-listed Karooooo Limited) has enhanced its video and-sensor based safety technology – powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) – that takes its accuracy in capturing high-definition video of critical events to the next level, helping to prevent incidents and keep drivers safer on the roads.
The Cartrack Live Vision camera technology is a cloud-connected video management solution that takes feeds from in-cab safety cameras and uses AI analysis to provide proactive monitoring at pinpoint accuracy, smart detection and real-time alerts. This camera technology is proven to protect drivers and lower costs and contributes towards the safety of millions of drivers and commuters on South Africa’s roads.
The Live Vision camera technology works in sync with Cartrack’s on-the-ground operations cloud platform and IoT device to give any enterprise complete control and a full view of their fleet operations. The fleet manager will receive these alerts in real time and can log in to Cartrack’s web platform or mobile app to watch any of the camera footage via livestream, ensuring that preventative action can immediately be taken if necessary.
The Cartrack Live Vision camera technology is a cloud-connected video management solution that takes feeds from in-cab safety cameras and uses AI analysis to provide proactive monitoring at pinpoint accuracy, smart detection and real-time alerts.
Key driver safety features and high-risk situational alerts were enhanced to be more precise and advanced, using AI to capture events that were previously not possible. Forward-collision warning, distracted and fatigued driving and smoking, yawning and cellphone detection have been added as new events on Cartrack’s Live Vision to automatically detect when incidents are about to happen.
Cartrack’s AI technology will track the driver’s head pose to alert to distracted driving, and the fatigue indicator will monitor whether the driver’s eyes are open, alert and focused on the road. These enhanced features are critical events that are captured in real time and delivered to the fleet manager for preventative coaching and training, while in-cab warnings audibly alert the driver to avoid dangers on the road.
With Cartrack’s enhanced camera technology the likelihood of tampering is minimized given immediate AI alerts in such instances.
Enterprises can use the benefits of camera technology to empower drivers through wellness initiatives within the workplace and ensuring that they are always keeping road safety top of mind.
Cartrack’s National Commercial Manager, Bret Smith, says the AI-powered camera technology makes it possible for fleet managers to remotely support drivers and to manage fleets more effectively.
“AI technology and telematics have a pivotal role in measuring and coaching drivers on behaviour and ensuring that they are aware of the risks on the road. Fleet owners face challenges in managing driver behaviour on short and long-haul trips, particularly with driver fatigue, safety and speed being largely self-regulated. AI is changing the way we view risk management and is a necessity for any business to assist with better decision- making, improving safety and enhancing operational efficiencies.
“As an operational partner to our clients, we understood this need and enhanced our technology to assist fleet owners to have more control, save on operational costs and improve safety for their drivers,” says Smith.
With Cartrack’s Live Vision AI-powered camera technology, fleet owners can monitor:
- Forward collision warning – Cartrack’s Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) cameras track the distance to the vehicle in front of a driver’s vehicle, alerting the driver and generating an alert if it is too close. The technology accounts for speed and other factors to further increase safety.
- Distracted or fatigued driving – The camera tracks the position or orientation of the driver’s head and eyes. If the driver is looking away from the road for a dangerously long period, it will alert the driver and generate an event.
- Smoking, yawning and cellphone detection – The Driver Monitoring System (DMS) camera will detect if the driver is smoking, yawning or talking on a cellphone and trigger an event recording.