Vehicles and drivers are two of the most important aspects of any fleet business. Maintaining vehicles properly prevents breakdowns and ensures that they can provide efficient services. Furthermore, drivers should possess the necessary skill set to drive vehicles properly and maintain a timely delivery schedule. It is inevitable that workflow operations will be disrupted if either of these two elements is not functioning properly.
Drivers, however, must be treated with extra care by fleet companies. The reason is that a damaged vehicle can be repaired, but if a person has died, there is no way to compensate them. As a result, fleet managers must combine efficiency with safety when operating their fleets.
It was previously impossible for fleet managers to monitor drivers’ performance remotely. Telematics systems, however, can give them an overview of all operations from a bird’s eye view. And when coupled with a dual-facing dash camera, one can validate drivers’ actions by reviewing video footage.
The JC400, a standard dash camera mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard, records road events via the windscreen. However, the windshield is equipped with a dual-facing dash camera, with one lens facing the road and the other inside the vehicle. These cameras capture what’s happening on the road as well as what’s happening inside/behind the vehicle.
Fundamentally, JC400 A dual-facing dash camera captures everything during accidents and collisions. Furthermore, these cameras provide predictive insights based on smart AI algorithms and IoT, which can help ensure driver safety.
Impact and Incident Detection
JC400 A Leading dual-facing dash camera which is 4G connected, enabling fleet admins to view footage from any device. Having said that, one of the essential features of such a camera is impact and incident detection. Intelligent algorithms detect crashes and harsh events using the g-sensor and accelerometer. Further, with the ability to set up alarms, the camera notifies fleet admins of collisions or significant events. This way, fleet managers no longer have to watch drivers at all times.
This works equally well if thieves steal the vehicle. Nowadays, thieves eye fleet vehicles because of the high-tech systems installed, and they typically get a handsome amount by selling them. As the JC400 fleet dash camera detects an impact, it notifies fleet admins when someone breaks in or tampers with the vehicle. The camera does not turn off but goes into sleep mode when not in motion. For example, if drivers stop the vehicle at a rest stop and thieves attempt to steal when drivers are not around, the camera starts recording and notifies them of an impact. Drivers can instantly run and save vehicles from criminals.
Impact and incident detection safeguard drivers before something dangerous happens. Plus, instant notification lets fleet admins be in constant touch with drivers and work on things that are unplanned at the earliest.
Real-time location tracking
Drivers and vehicles can be tracked in real-time using the camera’s built-in JC400. Fleet admins can use real-time location coordinates to help drivers during accidents. It also can upload the footage directly into the cloud, eliminating the storage problem and the need to manually retrieve memory disks from vehicles. Fleet admins can access and retrieve custom footage from a custom date and time for up to days.
Further, the JC400 detects erratic driving behavior such as harsh acceleration, erratic braking, sharp turns, etc., which can lead to accidents. It notifies drivers of unacceptable driving behavior to fleet admins to foster positive driving habits. Managers can pinpoint drivers about such practices and provide additional training to curb accidents and ensure safe trips.
Moreover, they can use video footage of dangerous driving behavior to educate new drivers about risky habits. Initially, drivers will try not to indulge in practices that damage vehicles and operations, reducing accident risks and protecting their lives.
Alleviate External Conditions
External conditions, such as inclement weather conditions, road obstacles, etc., can cause accidents. Snow-capped roads or heavy rains can make it difficult for drivers to drive beyond a particular speed. When we talk about rainy and snowy conditions, they tend to make the road wet and slippery. If you’re driving fast on such roads, your vehicle can lose traction and spin, which is very risky and difficult to control.
However, the integrated GPS chip and AI in the dash camera can detect road obstacles and alert drivers and fleet managers. Further, when the JC400, 4G-connected dash camera is integrated with vehicle telematics or a fleet management system, fleet admins can communicate with the driver remotely and offer alternative routes in real time. This is for better safety and security.
Safeguard your drivers
When fleet admins can mitigate accidents and risky situations, they ensure the safety of drivers as well as reduce the operating costs of repairing damaged vehicles. Moreover, when drivers know dash cams are installed in their vehicles, they’ll drive responsibly and foster safer driving practices.
JimiIoT is recognized as a major player in the IoT industry focused on IoT telematics and cloud services. The company’s business covers fleet management, asset tracking, personal care, device management, and shared mobility. Through partnerships with many well-known companies and organizations from over 150 countries and regions, including China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Bahn, HERE Technologies, Orange, Cal/amp, and Telcel