If you own a business that requires the use of vehicles, or if you drive for one, you may be familiar with driver monitoring systems. There are several ways to monitor drivers and their locations, and some great technology is involved from GPS to AI. Here are some basic facts about the systems, what they do and how they can boost your business.
Dashcams are cameras mounted within the vehicle that continuously record the road, and can also record your driver. There are many options available, and they are incredibly useful, especially in business and commercial vehicles, for the drivers, the business owners and for everyone on the road.
By using fleet camera systems you can keep an eye on your drivers, their driving and the roads. Footage is continuously recorded and stored, so that you look back at it if and when you need to. Some dashcams can detect distracted driving, can coach drivers and incentivize good driving, all of which can help improve road safety.
Some dashcams come with their own monitoring systems, which allow you to monitor and manage your drivers remotely. Many systems also use GPS tracking, which means you can see the drivers’ locations at all times, and individual vehicles can pass information back to a central location. This is really helpful for a number of reasons:
- Productivity: by being able to communicate regularly and easily with your drivers, you can optimize and plan routes, saving time and gas, and making their task as efficient as possible.
- Sustainability: similarly, by being able to see where they are means that you can spot any potential problems on the road, avoiding any needless journeys and hopefully shortening them to make the jobs as energy efficient as possible. This is very important, as the transportation sector is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and so anyway you can reduce your businesses environmental impact can make a huge difference.
Dashcams and driver monitoring are important both for your business, and for road safety. Some other key features of some dashcams include using AI and computer vision to detect drowsiness in drivers, give them audio and visual alerts to assist them and to also detect dangerous driving habits.
What should you choose?
One of the great things about dashcam technology is that there are many options available, and they are totally customizable. What you choose will depend on many factors, but you will be able to find a system that works well for you and your business. Envue Telematics will help you to decide, ensuring that you make the right choices and that you have everything you could need to maximize the potential of your system and the data it collects. It is definitely worth looking into and investing in a dashcam or driver monitoring system, as they can improve road safety, make your business more eco-friendly, increase efficiency and productivity and help to streamline your workload when managing your drivers.