GPS fleet-tracking technology can help contractors and truck fleets reduce accident rates by up to 70 percent. But when incidents do happen, it’s crucial that fleet managers, drivers, third parties and insurers have an accurate account of what caused the incident and the immediate outcome, Azuga says.

To that end, the telematics firm has added the new Azuga DashCam to it’s lineup of fleet tracking solutions.

Now fleet managers can now review video footage that is automatically triggered to record what happens before, during and after an incident is detected, the company says.

“At Azuga, we believe that all businesses deserve to reap the benefits of top-of-the-line fleet tracking technology, regardless of their budget,” says Ananth Rani, co-founder and CEO of Azuga.

“With our range of Azuga DashCam solutions, we’ve made it financially feasible for every fleet manager to have a visual snapshot of their drivers’ behaviors when driving incidents occur,” he explains.

“By combining Azuga DashCam with our social telematics solution that uses gamification to reward drivers for safe driving, fleet managers can rest assured knowing that they are empowering their drivers to make the safest driving decisions while on the road.”

Azuga DashCam continuously monitors driving activity, and when triggered, it automatically records up to 10 seconds of video before and after an incident is detected related to hard braking, sudden acceleration or hard cornering.

These video clips are transmitted directly to the cloud and then added to individual driver” breadcrumb reports” that include specific time, date, location and speed details.

Videos are analyzed and given a video risk score to help fleet managers easily determine whether drivers are at fault for incidents – and whether driver behavior modification is necessary, the press release says.

This new suite of video solutions provide fleets with accurate, real-time visibility into driver behavior during vehicle incidents. The most affordable option, Azuga DashCam Lite, uses a driver’s smartphone camera for video monitoring and is priced at $7.99 per month (plus wireless carrier data plan charges).

For fleet requiring more comprehensive monitoring, Azuga offers two additional Azuga DashCam versions with standalone wireless cameras and optional advanced recording features. Pricing for more advanced versions of Azuga DashCam varies based on fleets’ specific needs and customizations, the company says.

The technology provides these benefits, Azuga says:

  • Drivers’ view of the road
  • In-car camera for incidents-based coaching
  • Reduced insurance premium and faster insurance claims
  • Accessibility, including sharing and sending videos by air
  • Tamper proof

Source:: Equipment world