SmartWitness’ driver distraction camera, the DDC200, used infrared imaging and artificial intelligence to detect when drivers are not giving the road their full attention.
If distraction or fatigue is detected, the DDC200 can alert the driver and notify fleet managers.
The DDC200 uses facial analysis software and artificial intelligence to detect subtle differences in gestures and expressions to register distraction and fatigue. It can provide rich data about driver behaviour, which can be used with analytics software to provide accurate driver league tables with benchmarked scores.
The technology has been installed in 100 fleets in the UK and USA. Over a year of use, phone use declined from 55% of drivers to less than 10%. Fatigue also improved over the same period, with an average reduction of 35% in fatigue-related incidents across all fleets.
Smartwitness won the 2020 Fleet Safety Product (in vehicle) Award at the UK Fleet Champions Awards.
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