How to Bring Connected Car Safety to Bear on Fleet Vehicles

By Ken Briodagh December 22, 2016

The fleet industry is turning to intelligent vehicle technology to an ever increasing degree to improve driver behavior, reduce crashes, improve productivity and lower emissions. Influencing this trend are the aftermarket driver assistance systems that use advanced software algorithms to enable object detection and make fleets safer.

Caruma Technologies, an IoT automotive technology provider, and inthinc Technology Solutions, a fleet telematics and driver behavior solutions developer, have teamed up to design and develop the Caruma Cam Pro, an intelligent connected camera and software platform for commercial drivers and fleet operators that can instantly sense and alert drivers to dangers or distractions to help avoid accidents.

Its two cameras provide HD video from inside and outside the vehicle to accurately detect and record events that hurt safety, like texting while driving, drowsiness, road hazards, lane departure or unsafe following distance. Defined events will trigger inthinc Technology Solution’s tool which either warns the driver of a hazard or advises them to stop an unsafe behavior. The video and data are then sent to Caruma’s cloud where they are analyzed and processed and sent to fleet managers as a complete, context-rich picture that can help to improve driver behavior and increase safety. 

“The top concerns for commercial fleet managers are safety and cost containment,” said Todd Follmer, CEO, inthinc Technology Solutions. “Our relationship with Caruma gives us access to the latest artificial intelligent vision technology and significantly boosts our current market-leading technology. This will only further our ability to safeguard drivers and maximize vehicle efficiencies.”

Caruma Cam Pro combines computer vision, artificial intelligence, and sensor fusion into an open, connected car platform to provide Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS) capabilities.

“We strongly believe that vision-based connected vehicle solutions are an important way to save lives as well as to reduce costs,” said Chris Carson, Founder & CEO, Caruma Technologies. “We are proud to be a strategic technology partner with inthinc to provide solutions that will give fleet managers a competitive advantage.”

Edited by Alicia Young
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