COCVES tip: Clear, well-documented company policies and "complete transparency" by fleet managers about why in-cab camera systems are deployed and how to use them can help drivers accept it.
However, we need to protect the privacy of drivers. We do not recommend to directly watch the truck driver’s mobile DVR remotely. The team should fully maintain the relationship between the driver and the company, and provide driving safety protection if the driver can accept it.
COCVES manufacturers provide such video systems. From mature transportation management software and telematics providers to independent camera systems, the fleet has a variety of options to choose from. Our excellent camera monitor systems are all waterproof and shockproof IP: 69K, they will increase the confidence of the driver, you can fully rely on the COCVES camera monitor system to protect the safety of employees and the protection of fleet assets
Security event trigger
Most video systems will continue to record when the truck is powered on, but only when triggered by events such as a collision or emergency braking, lane departure or too close to the car, will the video be saved and uploaded to the supplier or fleet. COCVES MDVR also allows the driver to press a button to manually capture the latest video.
More complex systems use software and artificial intelligence to help determine when these events are important. For example, if you trigger a sudden stop without the ability to discern when it is related to unsafe driving, “you will end up misreporting 90% of them,” said Petter of COCVES.
Vendors that provide more complex systems are committed to improving their trigger mechanisms. For example, COCVES combines the trigger event with information from the engine, computer vision information, and other data to determine whether the trigger system is actually an unsafe driver behavior.
Petter said that while sudden braking is a common example of an event that triggers the system to save video, lane departure is by far the most common trigger, so much so that many customers choose not to activate the camera for lane departure. He said this may be a good choice because the supplier is continuing to work to determine when the lane departure is caused by the driver’s distraction, rather than the driver’s departure from the lane, as this is required by road conditions. Because of road work or stopped vehicles. Videos often show the situation where the driver is doing this in a safe way.
Petter of COCVES said that many trigger events can be traced to driver distraction, which he believes is more of a problem than driver fatigue. However, the main problem facing suppliers is to be able to understand what "distraction" is. He said that there is more work to be done in this regard.
In addition to using a mobile phone, "there are a lot of distractions," Petter pointed out, including reaching for something when the driver might look away from the road for a second or two. But it becomes complicated. "Extending down is a series of events, it’s almost like you have to build a more detailed view of distractions.