KeepTruckin launches smart dashcam for truck fleets
When a critical event such as a hard brake, acceleration, corner, and accidents is detected, ten seconds of HD video before and after the event is captured
Fleet management solutions company KeepTruckin has launched a smart dashcam, a road-facing camera that creates a single source of safety truth for truck fleets. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), passenger vehicles are at fault in 85% of truck-passenger accidents and without exonerating evidence, commercial drivers are more likely to be blamed. The smart dashcam protects fleets from unfair litigation and provides insights that help drivers reduce accidents.
The camera has a wide angle lens, 1280x720 resolution and 2x2x1-inch size. The smart dashcam natively integrates with the KeepTruckin electronic logging device (ELD), and drivers can plug the camera in via a USB port to start recording.
When the KeepTruckin ELD registers a critical event such as a hard brake, acceleration, corner, or an accident, ten seconds of HD video before and after the event is captured. The video is then made available in the KeepTruckin dashboard and can be accessed at any time. Additionally, KeepTruckin is able to detect tampering or removal of the camera and alert the fleet manager.
Shoaib Makani, cofounder and CEO of KeepTruckin, said: “The ELD was phase one of our mission to improve the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry. We’ve seen the positive impact the data captured by the ELD can have in organisations of different sizes. The addition of our smart dashcam gives fleets an integrated safety platform that spans compliance, telematics and video monitoring.”